- Social indicators. // Canadian Social Trends;Winter99, Issue 55, p29
Presents data on social indicators in Canada from 1990 to 1998. Total population by age group; Population rates; Percent growth in largest metropolitan areas; Life expectancy; Leading causes of death.
- Comparison of rural and urban users and non-users of home care in Canada. Forbes, Dorothy A.; Janzen, Bonnie L. // Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine;Fall2004, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p227
Introduction: Geography is considered a determinant of health because people living in rural and remote areas, compared with those in urban areas, have poorer health status and more difficulty accessing health care. Purpose: To examine the characteristics associated with the use of publicly...
- Care Need index, a useful tool for the distribution of primary health care resources. Sundquist, K.; Malmstrom, M.; Johansson, S.-E.; Sundquist, J. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;May2003, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p347
Demonstrates how the Care Need Index (CNI), a social deprivation index, may be used to allocate total primary health care resources. Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on public health theory and methods.
- KEEPING TRACK. // Canadian Social Trends;Fall2004, Issue 74, p22
Reports on social trends in Canada as of September 2004. Decline in crude birth rate in 2002; Rate of induced abortion in 2001; Increase in police-reported drug crime rate in 2002; Comparison of health status and behavior between rural and urban youth; Reasons for leaving high school.
- Data needs. // Circumpolar Health Supplements;2010, Issue 3, p53
The article focuses on the discussions of documenting health and social indicators at the Behavioral and Mental Health Research in the Arctic: Strategy Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on June 2-3, 2009. The discussion commenced with the question regarding the reliability of census data in Alaska....
- Measuring quality of life: Is quality of life determined by expectations or experience? Carr, Alison J; Gibson, Barry; Robinson, Peter G // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);05/19/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7296, p1240
Questions whether quality of life is determined by expectations or experience. Changes in the way health and health care is thought about; How people with different expectations will report a different quality of life even when they have the same clinical condition; Reasons why current measures...
- Health status convergence at the local level: empirical evidence from Austria. // International Journal for Equity in Health;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p34
The article reports on a study the relation between initial levels of the health status and its improvement at the local community level in Austria from 1969 to 2004. Standardized mortality rates from 2381 Austrian communities were used as the indicator for the health status and analyze the...
- Health Expenditure, Socio-Economic Context and Health Outcomes. Andreea-Oana, Iacobuţă; Mircea, Asandului // Ovidius University Annals, Series Economic Sciences;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p520
Most of the times health expenditure is considered the main cause for health care systems' lack of performance. On the other side, the existing literature identifies numerous factors (others than expenditure) associated with health outcomes. Life expectancy at birth is one commonly used...
- Rating Health and Social Indicators for Use with Indigenous Communities: A Tool for Balancing Cultural and Scientific Utility. Daniel, Mark; Cargo, Margaret; Marks, Elisabeth; Paquet, Catherine; Simmons, David; Williams, Margaret; Rowley, Kevin; O’Dea, Kerin // Social Indicators Research;Nov2009, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p241
This study reports on the development and evaluation of a rating tool to assess the scientific utility and cultural appropriateness of community-level indicators for application with Indigenous populations. Indicator criteria proposed by the U.S. Institute of Medicine were culturally adapted...