Material deprivation as marker of health need

GRISOTTO, LAURA; Department Of Statistics “G. Parenti”- University Of Florence, CATELAN, DOLORES; Department Of Statistics “G. Parenti”- University Of Florence, ACCETTA, GABRIELE; Biostatistics Unit-ISPO Cancer Prevention And Research Institute & BIGGERI, ANNIBALE; Biostatistics Unit-ISPO Cancer Prevention And Research Institute
A relationship between socio-economic status and health has been widely documented both by individual-level and ecological regression studies. We addressed the problem known in the literature as using a material deprivation index as predictor of health needs and comparing results when adjusting or not the health outcome and the deprivation index for the same confounding variables. We focus on non-linear hierarchical models. We take as example the the issue of introducing socio-economic indicators in national...