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