Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona

A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project)

Gemma Cano-Serral, Enric Azlor, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, M. Isabel Pasarín, José Miguel Martínez, Rosa Puigpinós, Carles Muntaner, Carme Borrell

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe inequalities in socioeconomic indicators and in mortality by sex in the census tracts of Barcelona city during the period 1996-2003. The results show that there is excess mortality in coastal and northern areas. This distribution is similar to that of socioeconomic deprivation and therefore there is an association between mortality and socioeconomic indicators, not only for total mortality but also for the specific causes of death studied. This type of analysis can be useful for planning of public health policy since it allows small areas with high mortality risk to be detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalHealth and Place
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
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Cano-Serral, G., Azlor, E., Rodríguez-Sanz, M., Pasarín, M. I., Martínez, J. M., Puigpinós, R., ... Borrell, C. (2009). Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona: A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project). Health and Place, 15(1), 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.04.004

Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona : A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project). / Cano-Serral, Gemma; Azlor, Enric; Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica; Pasarín, M. Isabel; Martínez, José Miguel; Puigpinós, Rosa; Muntaner, Carles; Borrell, Carme.

In: Health and Place, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2009, p. 186-192.

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Cano-Serral, G, Azlor, E, Rodríguez-Sanz, M, Pasarín, MI, Martínez, JM, Puigpinós, R, Muntaner, C & Borrell, C 2009, 'Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona: A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project)', Health and Place, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.04.004
Cano-Serral G, Azlor E, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Pasarín MI, Martínez JM, Puigpinós R et al. Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona: A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project). Health and Place. 2009 Mar 1;15(1):186-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.04.004
Cano-Serral, Gemma ; Azlor, Enric ; Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica ; Pasarín, M. Isabel ; Martínez, José Miguel ; Puigpinós, Rosa ; Muntaner, Carles ; Borrell, Carme. / Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Barcelona : A study based on census tracts (MEDEA Project). In: Health and Place. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 186-192.
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