Socioeconomic factors, ethnicity and alcohol-related mortality in regions in Slovakia. What might a tree analysis add to our understanding?

Katarina Rosicova*, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Martin Rosic, Niko Speybroeck, Johan W. Groothoff, Jitse P. van Dijk

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Abstract

Regional differences differences in alcohol-related mortality might reflect strong socioeconomic differences between regions. The present study examines the contribution of education, unemployment, income and minority proportion on regional differences in alcohol-related mortality for inhabitants aged 20-64 years. Linear regression analysis and a non-parametric regression tree analysis were used separately for males and females. The unemployment rate and low education appeared as important determinants of regional alcohol-related mortality, while the proportion of Roma and income were not significantly associated with alcohol-related mortality among males in Slovak districts. A district's unemployment rate was assumed to be the strongest predictor of the outcome measure. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-709
Number of pages9
JournalHealth & Place
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May-2011

Keywords

  • Alcohol-related mortality
  • Regional differences
  • Roma population
  • Socioeconomic indicators
  • MATERIAL DEPRIVATION
  • ROMA POPULATION
  • LEADING CAUSES
  • HEALTH
  • MEN
  • INEQUALITIES
  • SYSTEMS
  • BURDEN
  • GENDER
  • DEATH

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