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To describe how geodemographic segmentation systems might be useful as a quick and easy way of exploring postcoded health databases for potential interesting patterns related to deprivation and other socioeconomic characteristics.
This is demonstrated using GB Profiles, a freely available geodemographic classification system developed at Leeds University.
It is used here to screen a database of colorectal cancer registrations as a first step in the analysis of that data.
Conventional geodemographics is a fairly simple technology and a number of outstanding methodological problems are identified.
A solution to some problems is illustrated by using neural net based classifiers and then by reference to a more sophisticated geodemographic approach via a data optimal segmentation technique.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démographie, Variation géographique, Segmentation, Royaume Uni, Etat sanitaire, Méthodologie, Analyse amas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Demography, Geographical variation, Segmentation, United Kingdom, Health status, Methodology, Cluster analysis, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199608.