Table 6

Correlation between inequalities in amenable mortality, inequalities in use of health careand inequalities in behavioural risk factors
Cause of death Use of health care Behavioural risk factors
Visit any doctor Hospitalization Use of medication Cholesterol screening BP**screening Smoking Overweight Smoking related deaths Alcohol related deaths
Number of observations 11 8 8 8 8 12 11 14 14
Non amenable causes of death −0.745* −0.213 −0.704 −0.059 0.175 0.859* 0.059 0.806* 0.632*
All amenable infectious diseases −0.762* −0.010 −0.530 0.297 −0.095 0.637* −0.209 0.603* 0.659*
All amenable cancers −0.334 −0.443 −0.752* −0.071 0.604 0.705* 0.203 0.578* 0.613*
All amenable cardiorespiratory conditions −0.731* −0.096 −0.613 −0.289 0.214 0.916** −0.022 0.851* 0.463
All amenable gastrointestinal conditions 0.506 −0.107 −0.699 −0.302 0.642 0.684* 0.326 0.752* 0.443

† Health care factors are included in the correlation analyses if these were available for at least half of the countries.

*Significant correlation, p < 0.05.

**Blood pressure screening.

Plug et al.

Plug et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:346   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-346

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