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  1. Levels of mortality, education, and social conditions in the 107 local education authority areas of England.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To investigate the relationships between education, social conditions, and mortality.


    An ecological study relating several measures of mortality to local rates of educational attainment at age 15/16 years and scores on the Department of the Environment's index of local conditions.


    England and its 107 local education authority areas in 1991.

    Main results

    Educational attainment was closely associated with all cause, coronary, and infant mortality and strongly associated with the index of local conditions.

    This social index was also closely associated with all the measures ofmortality.

    In multiple regression, the social index was the stronger correlate of all cause mortality but for coronary and infant mortality, educational attainment remained highly statistically significant.


    Area levels of both educational attainment and deprivation-affluence are strong correlates of local mortality rates in England.

    In these analyses educational attainment may be indexing the general cultural level of a community.

    Preliminary investigation with these ecological data suggests that deprivation-affluence has the stronger association but a surer assessment of their relative importance will require individual level information.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Niveau étude, Statut socioéconomique, Classe sociale, Angleterre, Homme, Santé publique, Variation géographique, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Education level, Socioeconomic status, Social class, England, Human, Geographical variation, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe

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

    Cote : 96-0167086

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.