Journal article

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 ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

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.