Chapter 3. Standardisation

  1. Nigel Bruce,
  2. Daniel Pope and
  3. Debbi Stanistreet

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch3

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

How to Cite

Bruce, N., Pope, D. and Stanistreet, D. (2008) Standardisation, in Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch3

Author Information

  1. Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470022740

Online ISBN: 9780470725337

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Keywords:

  • standardisation methods;
  • Merseyside - health inequalities;
  • direct standardisation;
  • indirect standardisation and standardised mortality ratio (SMR);
  • standardisation - factors other than age;
  • self-assessment exercises

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and learning objectives

  • Health inequalities in Merseyside

  • Indirect standardisation: calculation of the standardised mortality ratio (SMR)

  • Direct standardisation

  • Standardisation for factors other than age

  • Answers to self-assessment exercises