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  1. Population predictors of community health and social service use in Northern Ireland.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective-To investigate the characteristics of elderly populations associated with variations in their use of community health and personal social services and to test the hypotheses that the variations are related to :

    • (a) the age structure of an elderly population ;

    • (b) the population's socioeconomic composition, including the level of deprivation ;

    • and (c) household or living arrangements.

    Design-A common file of 1991 population census and 1994 NHS community trust operational variables was constructed for 67 postcode sectors, with the independent variables describing the age-sex groups to be studied.

    Clear criteria for the exclusion of « empty » sectors were developed.

    Relationships using bivariate and multivariate correlation and stepwise multiple regression were explored.

    Setting-Eastern Health and Social Services Board area, Northern Ireland (Belfast and hinterland).

    Participants-Population of statutory pensionable age ; in aggregate, younger and older age bands.

    Main results-The age structure or mean age of the elderly population had only a weak association with the community health and social service client rate, but there were strong associations with socioeconomic variables, particularly the percentage of those living alone who were without a car and the percentage of pensioner households that included an adult of below pensionable age. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Utilisation, Services sociaux, Santé communautaire, Prédiction, Irlande du Nord, Royaume Uni, Europe, Facteur prédictif, Age, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Milieu familial, Statut conjugal, Epidémiologie, Service santé, Système santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Use, Social assistance, Community health, Prediction, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Predictive factor, Age, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Family environment, Marital status, Epidemiology, Health service, Health system

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

    Cote : 98-0059003

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 14/05/1998.