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May 12, 2017

Wealth quintiles or deciles?

Wealth quintiles derived from household asset indices are routinely used for measuring socioeconomic inequalities in the health of women and children in low and middle-income countries. We explore whether the use of wealth deciles rather than quintiles may be advantageous. Read more: PLOS One    

May 12, 2017

Workshop: Ethnic Inequalities in Reproductive Health, Maternal, Neonatal and Children under five in Latin America

Next week (May, 15 - 19, 2017), the International Center for Equity in Health welcomes representatives from various Latin American countries. The main objective of the workshop is to initiate a multi-country study through a wide discussion on the subject and the training of the participants for the analysis of the data on the subject.    

March 28, 2017

Gairdner Award

The epidemiologist Cesar Victora, 65, becomes today the first Brazilian researcher among the winners of the Gairdner Prize, the most important scientific award in Canada and one of the most respected worldwide in the area of ??health sciences. The announcement was made at a ceremony at 9am in the city of Toronto, Canada. Since 1957, the Gairdner Award recognizes seven scientists annually for their contributions to medical and global health research, and has awarded more than 360 researchers i

March 21, 2017

Measuring Socioeconomic Inequalities With Absolute Incomes

To compare the predictive power of synthetic absolute income measures with that of asset-based wealth quintiles in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) using child stunting as an outcome. We pooled data from 239 nationally representative household surveys from LMICs and computed absolute incomes in US dollars based on households’ asset rank as well as data on national consumption and inequality levels. We used multivariable regression models to compare the predictive power of the cr