Underprivileged areas: validation and distribution of scores.

  title={Underprivileged areas: validation and distribution of scores.},
  author={Brian Jarman},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={289 6458},
Underprivileged areas were identified by weighting several census variables that relate to social conditions, by using weights determined by means of a questionnaire sent to one in 10 of the general practitioners in the United Kingdom. The weighted variables were added (after statistical manipulation) to give a score for each of the 9265 electoral wards in England and Wales. Blank ward maps were sent to general practitioners in five family practitioner committee areas and they were asked to… CONTINUE READING