Regional inequalities in self-rated health and disability in younger and older generations in Turkey: the contribution of wealth and education

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ERGİN I. , Kunst A. E.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.15, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12889-015-2273-5
  • Title of Journal : BMC PUBLIC HEALTH


Background: In Turkey, large regional inequalities were found in maternal and child health. Yet, evidence on regional inequalities in adult health in Turkey remains fragmentary. This study aims to assess regional and rural/urban inequalities in the prevalence of poor self-rated health and in disability among adult populations in Turkey, and to measure the contribution of education and wealth of individual residents. The central hypothesis was that geographical inequalities in adult health exist even when the effect of education and wealth were taken into account.