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  1. "I'm all right, John" : voting patterns and mortality in England and Wales, 1981-92.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate the association between voting patterns, deprivation, and mortality across England and Wales.

    Design-Ecological study

    Setting-All the electoral constituencies of England and Wales.

    Main outcome measures-Combined and sex specific standardised mortality ratios.


    For the years surrounding the three elections of 1983,1987, and 1992 overall standardised mortality ratios showed substantial negative correlations of - 0.74 to - 0.76 with Conservative voting and substantial positive correlations of 0.73 to 0.77 with Labour voting (all P<0.0001).

    Correlations were higher for male than female mortality.

    Conservative voting was strongly negatively correlated (r=-0.84) with the Townsend deprivation score, while Labour voting was positively correlated (r=0.74) with this.

    Labour and Conservative voting explained more of the variance in mortality than did the Townsend score.

    In multiple regression analyses for the 1992 election Labour voting (P<0.0001), Conservative voting (P<0.0001), the Townsend score (P=0.016), and abstentions (P=0.032) were all associated with mortality.

    Labour and Conservative voting explained 61% of the variance in mortality between constituencies ; when Townsend score and abstentions were added this increased to 63%. Conclusions-Conservative and Labour voting are at least as strongly associated with mortality as is a standard deprivation index. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Privation, Schéma programme, Mortalité, Association, Système conservatif, Protection travail, Dépistage, Incidence, Vote, Evaluation, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Politique sanitaire, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Deprivation, Program schemate, Mortality, Association, Conservative system, Labour protection, Medical screening, Incidence, Voting, Evaluation, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Health policy, Public health organization

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

    Cote : 97-0075321

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.