Health inequality in Saskatchewan: Comparing small area aggregate data and individual linked data in urban and rural developments

Last Updated: September 25, 2013

Cordell Neudorf, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Investigator)

Rural communities in the province face social changes with effects on health, such as changes to the economy, an aging population, deteriorating infrastructure and restructuring of services. This study will examine the relative effect of individual and area level socio-economic factors on health inequalities. Analyzing health administrative data and survey data at both individual and aggregate levels will help researchers to define geographic areas of greater health inequalities within the province overall, and within the targeted areas, and determine the inequality trends over time for selected health indicators.

Goals / Outcomes: Through dissemination and discussion of the findings, the research will provide a better understanding of priorities and possible interventions at local, regional and provincial levels, and will assist in determining potential policy and program options.

Funder: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation