Exploring rural health inequalities at a local scale: the case of Portneuf, Québec.

  title={Exploring rural health inequalities at a local scale: the case of Portneuf, Qu{\'e}bec.},
  author={Robert Pampalon and Alexandre Lebel and Denis Hamel},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={98 2},
BACKGROUND The most common way of accounting for the countryside in health studies has been to compare it, as a whole, to the city. Furthermore, most of the work on small area health inequalities has been confined to major urban centres. To counter this trend, in this paper, we explore small area health inequalities in the predominantly rural county of Portneuf (population = 44,545), Québec. Such information can be of interest for local health planning. METHODS Three sources of data were used… CONTINUE READING

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