Monitoring inequalities in health expectancies in England - small area analyses from the Census 2001 and General Household Survey 2001-05.

@article{Smith2010MonitoringII,
  title={Monitoring inequalities in health expectancies in England - small area analyses from the Census 2001 and General Household Survey 2001-05.},
  author={Michael Peter Smith and Olugbenga Olatunde and Chris E. White},
  journal={Health statistics quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={51-68}
}
BACKGROUND Deprivation and ill health are intimately linked. Monitoring this relationship in detail and with sufficient frequency is key in attempts to reduce health inequalities through more efficient targeting of healthcare resources. This study explores the potential of the General Household Survey (GHS) to provide an inter-censal measure of health expectancies in small areas experiencing differing degrees of deprivation. METHODS The prevalence of health status and the health expectancy of… CONTINUE READING