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Hospitalization Disparities by Socio-Economic Status for Males and Females

Creator: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Geography: North America, Canada

Categories: Healthcare Services

Tags: health care utilization, health inequalities, hospitalization, mental health, sex, socioeconomics

Date: 2005-2008

URL: https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/disparities_in_hospitalization_by_sex2010_e.pdf

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PDF, 24 pages.

“This analysis examines disparities in hospitalization rates across socio-economic groups for Canada’s census metropolitan areas. The analysis builds on previous research that has illustrated hospitalization disparites by socio-economic status in Canada—lower socio-economic groups have consistently higher hospitalization rates. Canadian research also suggests that the relationship between socio-economic status and health differs by sex.”

“This analysis addresses the following research questions: Are there disparities in hospitalization rates across socio-economic groups for both males and females? Do the magnitude and cost of these disparities differ by sex?”