A neighbourhood level mortality classification of England and Wales, 2006-2009

Green, Mark A ORCID: 0000-0002-0942-6628, Vickers, Daniel and Dorling, Danny
(2014) A neighbourhood level mortality classification of England and Wales, 2006-2009. HEALTH & PLACE, 30. pp. 196-204.

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The paper provides an overview of a neighbourhood level classification of mortality for England and Wales (2006-2009). Standardised mortality ratios for 63 causes of death were calculated for middle super output areas (weighted by prevalence). A k-means partitional method was used to classify the data. An eight cluster solution was found to best segment mortality patterns. Clusters mostly differentiated in terms of prevalence, however the importance of neurodegenerative diseases and causes related to unhealthy behaviours were important. The results describe a neighbourhood classification that can be an important tool to help inform policy development, resource allocation and targeting of services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification, Cluster analysis, Mortality, Demography
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:37
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.09.011
Open Access URL: http://www.dannydorling.org/wp-content/files/danny...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3001096