Mind the Gap: Revisiting the Concentration Index for Overweight

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Title: Mind the Gap: Revisiting the Concentration Index for Overweight
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9096
Date: Oct-2017
Abstract: Much analysis of the socioeconomic gradient of overweight/obesity has involved the calculation of concentration indices for the incidence of these conditions. However this analysis ignores the severity of the conditions, in particular whether there is a gradient to how far are people above the relevant thresholds. Calculation of the concentration index for severity based measures for a dataset for Ireland reveals a much stronger gradient than for the incidence based measures. It is recommended that analysis of severity should always accompany analysis of the incidence of overweight/obesity.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Author
Keywords: Overweight;Obesity;Socioeconomic gradient;Concentration index
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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