Summary Measures and Determinants of Small-Area Population Health
Indicatoren en determinanten van populatiegezondheid in kleine geografische gebieden
In this thesis, new methodology for the estimation of small-area indicators of population health has been developed, making use of Bayesian random-effects specifications that can pool strength and make use of correlations between the various dimensions of the required mortality and morbidity data; for example, between sexes, age groups, and contiguous areas.
This methodology constitutes a new class of small-area estimations that forms a welcome addition to the existing small-area estimation literature due to its excellent accommodation of sparse data problems while being solely based on the observed small-area data, i.e. without reliance on area-level covariates or assumptions about the transferability of correlations between aggregate-level data to the small-area level.
|J.P. Mackenbach (Johan) , A. Burdorf (Alex) , F.J. van Lenthe (Frank)|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Jonker, M.F. (2016, February 10). Summary Measures and Determinants of Small-Area Population Health. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79819