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Table 6 Correlation between inequalities in amenable mortality, inequalities in use of health care and inequalities in behavioural risk factors

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care?

Cause of death Use of health care Behavioural risk factors
Visit any doctor Hospitalization Use of medication Cholesterol screening BP**screening Smoking Overweight Smoking related deaths Alcohol related deaths
Number of observations 11 8 8 8 8 12 11 14 14
Non amenable causes of death −0.745* −0.213 −0.704 −0.059 0.175 0.859* 0.059 0.806* 0.632*
All amenable infectious diseases −0.762* −0.010 −0.530 0.297 −0.095 0.637* −0.209 0.603* 0.659*
All amenable cancers −0.334 −0.443 −0.752* −0.071 0.604 0.705* 0.203 0.578* 0.613*
All amenable cardiorespiratory conditions −0.731* −0.096 −0.613 −0.289 0.214 0.916** −0.022 0.851* 0.463
All amenable gastrointestinal conditions 0.506 −0.107 −0.699 −0.302 0.642 0.684* 0.326 0.752* 0.443
  1. † Health care factors are included in the correlation analyses if these were available for at least half of the countries.
  2. *Significant correlation, p < 0.05.
  3. **Blood pressure screening.