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BACKGROUND Intra-urban inequalities in mortality have been infrequently analysed in European contexts. The aim of the present study was to analyse patterns of cancer mortality and their relationship with socioeconomic deprivation in small areas in 11 Spanish cities. METHODS It is a cross-sectional ecological design using mortality data (years 1996-2003).(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and 28-day and 5-year survival rates after a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in relation to socioeconomic status in the Basque Country (Spain) between 1999 and 2000. METHODS Data from a population-based registry of AMI were used. The study included 3,619 patients to calculate age-standardized incidence by the(More)
Although there is some experience in the study of mortality inequalities in Spanish cities, there are large urban centers that have not yet been investigated using the census tract as the unit of territorial analysis. The coordinated project <<Socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in mortality in Spanish cities. The MEDEA project>> was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND While it is known that a variety of factors (biological, behavioural and interventional) play a major role in the health of individuals and populations, the importance of the role of social determinants is less clear. The effect of social inequality on population-based screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) could limit the value of such(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in the Basque Country, using mortality and socioeconomic data by census sections. METHODS Mortality and population data were obtained from the Basque Institute of Statistics. Socioeconomic characteristics of the census sections were assigned to each death and a deprivation index combining(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Clinical variability in myocardial infarction (MI) regarding age, comorbidities and atypical symptoms could determine gender differences in inhospital care. This study analyzes the magnitude and determinants of differences between men and women in early reperfusion therapy in people hospitalized after MI. PATIENTS AND METHOD 2,836(More)
BACKGROUND In Spain, several ecological studies have analyzed trends in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from all causes in urban areas over time. However, the results of these studies are quite heterogeneous finding, in general, that inequalities decreased, or remained stable. Therefore, the objectives of this study are: (1) to identify trends in(More)
Although there is some experience in the study of mortality inequalities in Spanish cities, there are large urban centers that have not yet been investigated using the census tract as the unit of territorial analysis. The coordinated project «So-cioeconomic and environmental inequalities in mortality in Spa-nish cities. The MEDEA project» was designed to(More)
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