Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   AUGUST 2014 , Volume 43 , Number 8; Page(s) 1148 To 1149.
 
Paper: 

UNDERSTANDING DETERMINANTS OF INEQUALITY IN SANITATION IMPROVEMENT IN RURAL CHINA (LETTER TO THE EDITOR)

 
 
Author(s):  LI XIAOLONG, GAO YAZHOU, MIAO YANQING*, CHEN WENJING
 
* NATIONAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, BEIJING, CHINA
 
Abstract: 

Dear Editor-in-Chief Accessible improved sanitation is critical to health, and inequities in improved sanitation can be interpreted as health inequities across socio-economic groups. In China, sanitation improvement in rural areas has made great progress in recent years.
However, China still has a disparity in coverage rates of improved sanitation among 30 provinces.
Aiming to identify the determinants that lead to this inequality, we used the data from the China Health Statistics Yearbooks, China Statistical Yearbook, and China Meteorological Administration to calculate the concentration index (CI) of improved sanitation in China from 2003 to 2011.
We established a linear regression model to reveal potential influencing factors for coverage rate of improved sanitation and using the method of decomposition of the CI proposed by Wagstaff et al., we used the linear model to decompose the concentration index of improved sanitation...

 
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