Evidence-based selection of environmental factors and datasets for measuring multiple environmental deprivation in epidemiological research

Richardson, E.A., Mitchell, R.J., Shortt, N.K., Pearce, J. and Dawson, T.P. (2009) Evidence-based selection of environmental factors and datasets for measuring multiple environmental deprivation in epidemiological research. Environmental Health, 8(Supple), S18. (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-S1-S18)

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Abstract

This Environment and Human Health project aims to develop a health-based summary measure of multiple physical environmental deprivation for the UK, akin to the measures of multiple socioeconomic deprivation that are widely used in epidemiology. Here we describe the first stage of the project, in which we aimed to identify health-relevant dimensions of physical environmental deprivation and acquire suitable environmental datasets to represent population exposure to these dimensions at the small-area level. We present the results of this process: an evidence-based list of environmental dimensions with population health relevance for the UK, and the spatial datasets we obtained and processed to represent these dimensions. This stage laid the foundations for the rest of the project, which will be reported elsewhere.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mitchell, Professor Richard and Richardson, Dr Elizabeth
Authors: Richardson, E.A., Mitchell, R.J., Shortt, N.K., Pearce, J., and Dawson, T.P.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Environmental Health
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN (Online):1476-069X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 The Authors
First Published:First published in Environmental Health 8(Supplement 1):S18
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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