The Influence of area disadvantage on LLTI Reporting in England, 2001. Contributing Evidence to the Joint Action European Health and Life Expectancy Information System Programme (Work Package 6: The National Experiences in SES differentials in Health Expectancies)

Evans, E. (2013) BSPS Annual Conference 2013, University of Swansea, UK, 9 - 11 September 2013 [ONS LS]

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The influence of an ecological measure of area deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), 2004) and a number of household and individual characteristics were used to assess the reporting of limiting long-term illness (LLTI) in England using the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS). This research formed part of a larger project to investigate the viability of using the LS as a basis for calculating life and health expectancies by National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (NS-SEC), with the idea of testing the comparative discriminatory power of individual socioeconomic position and area cluster on a health outcome collected at Census 2001. Binary logistic regression analysis found, amongst others, increasing age, low educational attainment and high area based deprivation to be significant in increasing the odds of reporting limiting long-term illness. A significant interaction between IMD and housing tenure was also present: in the most deprived areas, a protective modifying effect was found for residents of council and other social housing forms of tenure and raised for residents of private rented and other accommodation types of tenure when compared to owner occupiers. This study adds further to the body of evidence linking socio-economic factors with subsequent LLTI reporting and also represents an important step in the study of life and health expectancies using the LS. In addition, the finding of a significant interaction between IMD and housing tenure in LLTI reporting warrants further investigation and may signify differences in housing quality, maintenance and access.

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Output from project: 20139


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