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  1. Geodemographic segmentation systems for screening health data. Discussion.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Use of deprivation indices in small area studies of environment and health. Workshop. GBR, 1994/09/23.


    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.

    Design and setting

    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.

    Results and conclusion

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0088962

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199608.