Mind the Gap: Revisiting the Concentration Index for Overweight
|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||Online since:||2017-12-12T17:10:12Z||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||Start page:||1||End page:||11||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; 2017/22||Copyright (published version):||2017 the Author||Keywords:||Overweight; Obesity; Socioeconomic gradient; Concentration index||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
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