Handbook on Health Inequality Monitoring
With a Special Focus on Low- and Middle-income Countries
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241548632 ISBN-10    9241548630
Order Number    11500857 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2013        121   pages
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Executive summary
1. Health inequality monitoring: an overview
1.1 What is monitoring?
1.2 What is involved in health monitoring?
1.3 What is health inequality monitoring?
1.4 Why conduct health inequality monitoring?
1.5 How can health inequality monitoring lead to implementing change?
1.6 How are the social determinants of health related to health inequality monitoring?
2. Data sources
2.1 Data source types
2.2 Population-based data sources
2.3 Institution-based data sources
2.4 Strengths and limitations of key data sources
2.5 Data source mapping
3. Measurement of health inequality
3.1 How can health inequalities be measured?
3.2 Simple measures of inequality (pairwise comparisons)
3.3 Limitations of simple measures of inequality
3.4 Complex measures of inequality
3.5 Complex measures of inequality in ordered groups
3.6 Complex measures of inequality in non-ordered groups
3.7 Population attributable risk
4. Reporting health inequalities
4.1 Audience-conscious reporting
4.2 Methods of presenting data
4.3 Key aspects of health inequality reporting
4.4 Selecting measures of health inequality to report
4.5 Special considerations
4.6 Reporting time trends
4.7 Defining priority areas
5. Step-by-step health inequality assessment: reproductive, maternal and child health in the Philippines
5.1 Selecting relevant health indicators
5.2 Data source mapping
5.3 Data analysis
5.4 Reporting inequality
5.5 Defining priority areas
Appendix: Health indicator definitions