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dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Cecily
dc.identifier.citationKelleher, C., Timoney, A., Friel, S., & McKeown, D. (2002). Indicators of deprivation, voting patterns, and health status at area level in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 56(1), 36-44.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudy objective: To determine what relation, if any, exists between mortality patterns, indicators of deprivation, general lifestyle and social attitudes, as exemplified by general election voting pattern, in the Republic of Ireland. A relation has been demonstrated previously between voting and mortality patterns in the United Kingdom.Design: Cross sectional ecological study using three data sources. Standardised mortality ratios (SMR) were based on mortality rates at county level and 1996 census data from the Central Statistics Office, 1997 general election first preference voting data in all 41 constituencies were aggregated to county level. Selected reported measures of health status, lifestyle and social circumstances are from the first ever National survey on lifestyles, attitudes and nutrition (SLAN). This study comprised adults over 18 years sampled by post using the electoral register from 273 representative district electoral divisions.en_US
dc.publisherBMJ Groupen_US
dc.subjectVoting patternsen_US
dc.subjectSurvey of Lifestyles, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLAN)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_US
dc.titleIndicators of deprivation, voting patterns, and health status at area level in the Republic of Irelanden_US
dc.contributor.funderDepartment of Health and Childrenen_US

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