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Do area-level population change, deprivation and variations in deprivation affect individual-level self-reported limiting long-term illness?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Science and Medicine
Issue number6
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)795-799
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A previous study showed that variations in deprivation within small localities in England and Wales influenced the rates of self-reported limiting long-term illness, controlling for overall levels of deprivation. These results suggest that while morbidity is related to overall levels of material deprivation, the distribution of resources within small areas have a significant effect on health outcomes. However, it is possible that these area effects become redundant once individual-level characteristics are accounted for. This analysis examines whether area-level deprivation and variations in deprivation are significant indicators of individual-level limiting long-term illness, once individual characteristics have been accounted for.