Health Inequality Analysis

Tools for calculating deprivation measures and analysing health outcomes and mortality by deprivation. Included are the functions: zscore() and w_pcntile() for developing deprivation measures and the functions smr(), st_rate() and rii() for calculating standardized mortality ratios, direct standardized rates and Slope and Relative indices of Inequality (SII and RII). Test data is included (dep_data and health_data). The RII/SII are calculated following Pamuk ER (1985) . The confidence intervals for SII/RII are calculated using a multinomial distribution as described in Lumme et al (2015) .


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1.0.0 by Mirjam Allik, a month ago

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Authors: Mirjam Allik [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports tidyr, dplyr, Rcpp

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

Linking to Rcpp

See at CRAN