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Which is the best deprivation predictor of foetal and infant mortality rates?
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PMID:  10787021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates which, if any, population-based indicator of deprivation best predicts foetal and infant mortality rates in England. For the year 1995, the deprivation levels of 364 English Local Authorities were compared; using the three commonly used indicators, Jarman score, Townsend score and percentage unemployed. The predictive value of these for stillbirth, neonatal and infant mortality rates was then calculated. The three deprivation indicators were highly inter-correlated (r=0.866-0.924). For each mortality rate, the correlation with deprivation did not differ significantly for the three indicators of deprivation. We conclude, when comparing these outcomes in different areas of England, that any of the three deprivation indicators may be used to adjust for deprivation.
R Joyce; R Webb; J L Peacock; H Stirland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0033-3506     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-23     Completed Date:  2000-05-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376507     Medline TA:  Public Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
England / epidemiology
Fetal Death*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Socioeconomic Factors

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