Inequalities in mortality associated with housing conditions in Belgium between 1991 and 2020

Last updated on 22-12-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: Poor housing conditions have been associated with increased mortality. Our objective is to investigate the association between housing inequality and increased mortality in Belgium and to estimate the number of deaths that could be prevented if the population of the whole country faced the mortality rates experienced in areas that are least deprived in terms of housing. METHODS: We used individual-level mortality data extracted from the National Register in Belgium and relative to deaths that occurred between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2020. Spatial and time-specific housing …

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