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Article: A multilevel analysis of the effects of neighbourhood income inequality on individual self-rated health in Hong Kong

TitleA multilevel analysis of the effects of neighbourhood income inequality on individual self-rated health in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChina
Income inequality
Neighbourhood
Self-rated health
Issue Date2009
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed
Citation
Social Science And Medicine, 2009, v. 68 n. 1, p. 124-132 How to Cite?
AbstractWe examined the effect on self-rated health of neighbourhood-level income inequality in Hong Kong, which has a high and growing Gini coefficient. Data were derived from two population household surveys in 2002 and 2005 of 25,623 and 24,610 non-institutional residents aged 15 or over. We estimated neighbourhood-level Gini coefficients in each of 287 Government Planning Department Tertiary Planning Units. We used multilevel regression analysis to assess the association of neighbourhood income inequality with individual self-perceived health status. After adjustment for both individual- and household-level predictors, there was no association between neighbourhood income inequality, median household income or household-level income and self-rated health. We tested for but did not find any statistical interaction between these three income-related exposures. These findings suggest that neighbourhood income inequality is not an important predictor of individual health status in Hong Kong. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60320
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.894
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dc.contributor.authorWong, IOLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCowling, BJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, SVen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:08:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:08:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science And Medicine, 2009, v. 68 n. 1, p. 124-132en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe examined the effect on self-rated health of neighbourhood-level income inequality in Hong Kong, which has a high and growing Gini coefficient. Data were derived from two population household surveys in 2002 and 2005 of 25,623 and 24,610 non-institutional residents aged 15 or over. We estimated neighbourhood-level Gini coefficients in each of 287 Government Planning Department Tertiary Planning Units. We used multilevel regression analysis to assess the association of neighbourhood income inequality with individual self-perceived health status. After adjustment for both individual- and household-level predictors, there was no association between neighbourhood income inequality, median household income or household-level income and self-rated health. We tested for but did not find any statistical interaction between these three income-related exposures. These findings suggest that neighbourhood income inequality is not an important predictor of individual health status in Hong Kong. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science and Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectIncome inequalityen_HK
dc.subjectNeighbourhooden_HK
dc.subjectSelf-rated healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshFamily Characteristicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Disparitiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicatorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIncome - classificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics - classification - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Health - classification - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleA multilevel analysis of the effects of neighbourhood income inequality on individual self-rated health in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, IOL: iolwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.09.064en_HK
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