Can we monitor socioeconomic inequalities in health? A survey of U.S. health departments' data collection and reporting practices.

@article{Krieger1997CanWM,
  title={Can we monitor socioeconomic inequalities in health? A survey of U.S. health departments' data collection and reporting practices.},
  author={Nancy Krieger and Jarvis T. Chen and Gerald Ebel},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={481-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential for and obstacles to routine monitoring of socioeconomic inequalities in health using U.S. vital statistics and disease registry data, the authors surveyed current data collection and reporting practices for specific socioeconomic variables. METHODS In 1996 the authors mailed a self-administered survey to all of the 55 health department vital statistics offices reporting data to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to determine what kinds of… CONTINUE READING

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