Socio-economic differences in participation of households in a Belgian national health survey.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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BACKGROUND: Socio-economic inequalities in health survey participation can jeopardize the extrapolation of the survey findings to the total population. Earlier research, based on aggregated data, showed that in Belgium less-educated people with poor health were less likely to participate in a health survey. In this article, the association by socio-economic status and household non-response in a health survey is examined.METHODS: A linkage between the Belgian Health Survey 2001 with Census 2001 enabled us to evaluate the participation by socio-economic status.RESULTS: We observed that the s…

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