Income inequality, illiteracy rate, and life expectancy in Brazil.

@article{Messias2003IncomeII,
  title={Income inequality, illiteracy rate, and life expectancy in Brazil.},
  author={E. Messias},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={
          1294-6
        }
}
  • E. Messias
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of public health
OBJECTIVES The link between income disparities and health has been studied mostly in developed nations. This study assesses the relationship between income disparities and life expectancy in Brazil and measures the impact of illiteracy rates on the association. METHODS The units of analysis (n = 27) are all the Brazilian states and the federal capital. Simple and multiple linear regressions were performed to measure the association between income disparity, measured by the Gini coefficient… Expand
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