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Neighbourhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health among Canadians: Are we equally at risk?

TitleNeighbourhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health among Canadians: Are we equally at risk?
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWhite, H. L., Matheson F. I., Moineddin R., Dunn J. R., and Glazier R. H.
JournalHealth and Place
Volume17
Pages361 - 369
Date PublishedJanuary
Keywordsgeographic factors, health status, residence characteristics, socioeconomic factors
Abstract

Individual-level data from the Canadian Community Health Survey was combined with area-level data from the 2001 Canada Census to explore the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health (n=120,290). While neighbourhood deprivation was a significant predictor of fair/poor health in all geographic regions (OR=1.11; 95% CI: 1.08, 1.14), living on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts exacerbated the detrimental effects of neighbourhood deprivation on the perceived health of respondents (OR=1.21; 1.28). By failing to explore regional variations in risk, we could fail to identify areas where provincial policies may interact with neighbourhood factors to reinforce health inequalities amongst deprived communities.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s1353829210001772
DOI10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.11.016
Document URLhttp://ac.els-cdn.com/s1353829210001772/1-s2.0-s1353829210001772-main.pdf?_tid=c508c0a4-b384-11e3-bd4a-00000aacb362&acdnat=1395687037_67a7a55a2af3d71c6902d75fba74f1e6