Learning from the census: the Socio-economic Factor Index (SEFI) and health outcomes in Manitoba.

@article{Chateau2012LearningFT,
  title={Learning from the census: the Socio-economic Factor Index (SEFI) and health outcomes in Manitoba.},
  author={Dan G. Chateau and Colleen J. Metge and H. Prior and R A Soodeen},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 8 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S23-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Using data from the Canadian census, researchers at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy sought to create an area-based socio-economic measure (ABSM). The degree of association between the ABSM and health was evaluated. METHODS Values on several census variables (including income, education, employment and family structure) were captured at the enumeration-area or dissemination-area level and submitted to a principal components factor analysis to create three ABSMs: an updated… CONTINUE READING