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Author(s): Ribeiro, AI
Autran, R
Teixeira, H
Carvalho, MS
Pina, MF
Title: The influence of socioeconomic, biogeophysical and built environment on old-age survival in a Southern European city
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Old-age survival is a good indicator of population health and regional development. We evaluated the spatial distribution of old-age survival across Porto neighbourhoods and its relation with physical (biogeophysical and built) and socioeconomic factors (deprivation). Smoothed survival rates and odds ratio (OR) were estimated using Bayesian spatial models. There were important geographical differentials in the chances of survival after 75 years of age. Socioeconomic deprivation strongly impacted old-age survival (Men: least deprived areas OR=1.31(1.05-1.63); Women OR=1.53(1.24-1.89)), explaining over 40% of the spatial variance. Walkability and biogeophysical environment were unrelated to old-age survival and also unrelated to socioeconomic deprivation, being fairly evenly distributed through the city.
Subject: Socioeconomic environment
Biogeophysical environment
Source: Health Place, vol. 41, p. 100-109
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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