Twelve worlds: a geo-demographic comparison of global inequalities in mortality.

  title={Twelve worlds: a geo-demographic comparison of global inequalities in mortality.},
  author={Peter L Day and Jamie Pearce and Danny Dorling},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={62 11},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify clusters of nations grouped by health outcomes in order to provide sensible groupings for international comparisons. The utility of this approach is demonstrated by comparing life expectancy and a range of health system indicators within and between each cluster. METHODS Age- and sex-specific mortality data for 190 member states were extracted from the Burden of Disease Estimates statistics produced by the World Health Organization. A… CONTINUE READING

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