Geographical patterns of excess mortality in Spain explained by two indices of deprivation.

@article{Benach1999GeographicalPO,
  title={Geographical patterns of excess mortality in Spain explained by two indices of deprivation.},
  author={Joan Benach and Yutaka Yasui},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 7},
  pages={423-31}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To analyse the geographical patterns and the magnitude of the association between deprivation and mortality in Spain. To estimate the excess of mortality in more deprived areas of the country by region. DESIGN Cross sectional ecological study using 1991 census variables and mortality data for 1987-1992. SETTING 2220 small areas in Spain. MAIN RESULTS A geographical gradient from north east to south west was shown by both mortality and deprivation levels in Spain. Two… CONTINUE READING
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