Generating small-area prevalence of psychological distress and alcohol consumption: validation of a spatial microsimulation method

@article{Riva2011GeneratingSP,
  title={Generating small-area prevalence of psychological distress and alcohol consumption: validation of a spatial microsimulation method},
  author={Myl{\`e}ne Riva and Dianna Smith},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47},
  pages={745-755}
}
Public mental health surveillance data are rarely available at a fine geographic scale. This study applies a spatial microsimulation procedure to generate small-area (Lower Super Outputs Areas [LSOA]) estimates of psychological distress and alcohol consumption. The validity of LSOA estimates and their associations with proximal and broader socioeconomic conditions are examined. A deterministic reweighting methodology assigns prevalence estimates for psychological distress and heavy alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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