Journal article

Education inequalities in adult all-cause mortality: first national data for Australia using linked census and mortality data

Rosemary J Korda, Nicholas Biddle, John Lynch, James Eynstone-Hinkins, Kay Soga, Emily Banks, Naomi Priest, Lynelle Moon, Tony Blakely

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: National linked mortality and census data have not previously been available for Australia. We estimated education-based mortality inequalities from linked census and mortality data that are suitable for international comparisons. METHODS: We used the Australian Bureau of Statistics Death Registrations to Census file, with data on deaths (2011-2012) linked probabilistically to census data (linkage rate 81%). To assess validity, we compared mortality rates by age group (25-44, 45-64, 65-84 years), sex and area-inequality measures to those based on complete death registration data. We used negative binomial regression to quantify inequalities in all-cause mortality in relation to f..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Partnership Project Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Partnership Project Grant (grant number 1134707), in conjunction with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.