Sex, age, deprivation and patterns in life expectancy in Quebec, Canada: a population-based study
Nathalie Auger, Carolyne Alix, Geng Zang, Mark Daniel
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: Little research has evaluated disparities in life expectancy according to material deprivation taking into account differences across the lifespan between men and women. This study investigated age- and sex-specific life expectancy differentials related to area-level material deprivation for the province of Québec, Canada from 1989-2004. METHODS: Age- and sex-specific life expectancy across the lifespan was calculated for three periods (1989-1992, 1995-1998, and 2001-2004) for the entire Québec population residing in 162 community groupings ranked according to decile of material deprivation. Absolute and relative measures were calculated to summarize differences between the most ..View full abstract
This study was not funded. MD is supported by a University of South Australia Research Chair for Social Epidemiology. The authors acknowledge with appreciation the helpful suggestions of Robert Choiniere and the technical assistance of Karine Leger.