A Comparison of Methods for Measuring Socio-economic Status by Occupation or Postal Area

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dc.contributor.authorDeonandan, Raywat
dc.contributor.authorOstbye, Truls
dc.contributor.authorTummon, Ian
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, James
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-08T19:30:02Z
dc.date.available2011-11-08T19:30:02Z
dc.date.created2000
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationChronic Diseases in Canada, Volume 21, No. 3 - 2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20369
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071214080025/http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcc/21-3/c_e.html
dc.description.abstractSeven methods of estimating socio-economic status (SES) were compared, including four based on data specific to individuals (Blishen, Pineo-Porter, British Registrar General, Hollingshead) and three based on the average characteristics of the postal code area in which people live (income alone, education alone, income and education combined). Data from the files of 151 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization were used. The four individual scales were highly correlated among themselves (Spearman's correlation coefficient between 0.6 and 0.9) but only moderately correlated with the measures based on postal code (Spearman's correlation coefficient between 0.2 and 0.3).
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectin vitro fertilization
dc.subjectOntario
dc.subjectpostal codes
dc.subjectsocio-economic status
dc.titleA Comparison of Methods for Measuring Socio-economic Status by Occupation or Postal Area
dc.typeArticle
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications

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