Health inequalities exist between nations, regions, and even smaller units. In societies where social and economic structures change rapidly and continuously, analysis of health socioeconomic determinants plays a fundamental role to provide proper policy answers. This study aims to measure accurately two different conceptions of deprivation by developing two different indexes using non-compensatory among sub-indicators aggregation methods. The proposed indicators are compared with premature mortality to verify deprivation's effect on health status. The results show that materially deprived areas are not necessarily socially deprived and vice versa. Material deprivation has a positive statistical co-graduation with premature mortality, while social deprivation has no association with premature mortality.

Non-compensatory aggregation method to measure social and material deprivation in an urban area: relationship with premature mortality

Stefano Landi
2019

Abstract

Health inequalities exist between nations, regions, and even smaller units. In societies where social and economic structures change rapidly and continuously, analysis of health socioeconomic determinants plays a fundamental role to provide proper policy answers. This study aims to measure accurately two different conceptions of deprivation by developing two different indexes using non-compensatory among sub-indicators aggregation methods. The proposed indicators are compared with premature mortality to verify deprivation's effect on health status. The results show that materially deprived areas are not necessarily socially deprived and vice versa. Material deprivation has a positive statistical co-graduation with premature mortality, while social deprivation has no association with premature mortality.
Deprivation indexes
Health inequalities
Pena distance
Socioeconomic inequalities
Socioeconomic status
Models, Statistical
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