To compare the use of a non-mortality based proxy for relative needs for healthcare among regional populations with a mortality based proxy for population relative needs and to evaluate the additional value of a proxy based on a combination of non-mortality and mortality based proxies.
Analysis of cross sectional data on mortality, socioeconomic status, and self assessments of health taken from registrar general records, a population census, and a population health survey.
The province of Quebec, Canada.
Coverage - The populations of the 15 health regions in Quebec.
The levels of correlation of indicators based on mortality data, socioeconomic data, and combined data with a standardised indicator of self assessed health.
Variations in scores of a proxy based on socioeconomic data among regions explain 3 7% of the observed variation in self assessed health, 4% more than the level of variation explained by the standardised mortality rate scores.
A weighted combination of both mortality and socioeconomic based proxies explains 56% of variation in self assessed health.
Justification of « deprivation weights » reflecting variations in socioeconomic status among populations should be based on empirical support concerning the performance of such weights as proxies for relative levels of need among populations. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Indicateur, Privation, Statut socioéconomique, Mortalité, Validation, Besoin, Allocation ressource, Québec, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indicator, Deprivation, Socioeconomic status, Mortality, Validation, Need, Resource allocation, Quebec, Canada, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0009483
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 21/05/1997.