Educational inequalities in premature mortality by region in the Belgian population in the 2000s

Last updated on 10-1-2020 by Françoise Renard

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Background In Belgium, socio-economic inequalities in mortality have long been described at country-level. As Belgium is a federal state with many responsibilities in health policies being transferred to the regional levels, regional breakdown of health indicators is becoming increasingly relevant for policy-makers, as a tool for planning and evaluation. We analyzed the educational disparities by region for all-cause and cause-specific premature mortality in the Belgian population. Methods Residents with Belgian nationality at birth registered in the census 2001 aged 25–64 were inc…

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