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  1. Assessment of trends in geographical inequalities in infant mortality.

    Article - En anglais

    After discussing the comparative effectiveness of different measures of dispersion used as indices of inequality, the Weighted Coefficient of Variation is proposed as an appropriate indicator of geographical inequality attending infant death.

    Furthermore, this paper proposes a methodology based on simple linear regression to be employed for the purposes of assessing the percentage of the observed change in said inequality over any given period, as is required by the terms of Target 1 of the WHO policy document « Health for All by the Year 2000 ».

    To this end, trends in Infant, Neonatal, Postneonatal and Perinatal Mortality in Spain for the period 1975-1986 have been analysed.

    For the 12 years examined, the Average Spanish Rate for these four indicators fell by over 50%.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Inégalité, Périnatal, Méthodologie, Mortalité, Nourrisson, Homme, Variation géographique, Epidémiologie, Analyse statistique, Analyse régression, Coefficient variation, Espagne, Europe, Indicateur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inequality, Perinatal, Methodology, Mortality, Infant, Human, Geographical variation, Epidemiology, Statistical analysis, Regression analysis, Variation coefficient, Spain, Europe, Indicator

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

    Cote : 93-0525806

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.