INDIVIDUAL AND CONTEXTUAL EFFECTS IN INJURY MORBIDITY IN BARCELONA (SPAIN)

The aims of this study were to determine, in Barcelona, the relationships between socioeconomic level measured through individual educational level, and socioeconomic deprivation of the neighborhood, and injury morbidity in different age groups and in males as well as females. The results of the study demonstrate that social inequalities are related with the production of injuries. The results provide information of injury socioeconomic inequalities at both individual and contextual levels. The existence of social inequities in injury morbidity underscores the need to implement injury prevention strategies not only at the individual level , but also to tailor them to the socioeconomic position of the population.

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  • Accession Number: 00989519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2005 12:00AM