Bringing the individual back to small-area variation studies: a multilevel analysis of all-cause mortality in Andalusia, Spain.

@article{Merlo2012BringingTI,
  title={Bringing the individual back to small-area variation studies: a multilevel analysis of all-cause mortality in Andalusia, Spain.},
  author={Juan Merlo and Francisco J. Viciana-Fern{\'a}ndez and Diego Ramiro-Fari{\~n}as},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={
          1477-87
        }
}
We performed a multilevel analysis (including individuals, households, census tracts, municipalities and provinces) on a 10% sample (N=230,978) from the Longitudinal Database of the Andalusian Population (LDAP). We aimed to investigate place effects on 8-year individual mortality risk. Moreover, besides calculating association (yielding odds ratios, ORs) between area socio-economic circumstances and individual risk, we wanted to estimate variance and clustering using the variance partition… CONTINUE READING
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