Population mobility, deprivation and self-reported limiting long-term illness in small areas across Scotland

Brown, D. and Leyland, A.H. (2009) Population mobility, deprivation and self-reported limiting long-term illness in small areas across Scotland. Health and Place, 15(1), pp. 37-44. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.01.009)

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Abstract

This study investigates population mobility and its relationship with area level deprivation and health. Based on UK movement in the year preceding the 2001 census, small areas in Scotland were classified as being one of the following population types; decreasing, increasing or stable (with high or low turnover). In the most deprived areas, illness rates for those under 65 were significantly lower in stable populations with low turnover than in other areas of comparable deprivation. Decreasing populations in deprived areas had significantly highest illness rates overall. Leaving those in poor health behind may lead to artifactual increases in area based health inequalities.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brown, Dr Denise and Leyland, Professor Alastair
Authors: Brown, D., and Leyland, A.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Health and Place
ISSN:1353-8292
ISSN (Online):1873-2054
Published Online:12 February 2008

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