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Table 1 Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care, frequency of monitoring and data sources

From: Lithuanian health care in transitional state: ethical problems

Health and health care indicators Socioeconomic indicators Monitoring frequency Data sources
1. Mortality (by gender and age groups): all causes, cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms, external causes, respiratory diseases, other causes Place of residence: urban – rural Annually Mortality register
  Administrative regions Every 3 yrs  
  Education Every 10 yrs, based on census data  
  Marital status   
2. Life expectancy Place of residence: urban – rural Annually  
  Administrative regions Every 3 yrs  
3. Avoidable mortality Place of residence: urban – rural Every 5 yrs  
  Administrative regions   
4. Low birth weight newborns and stillbirths Mothers' education Every 3 yrs Newborn register
  Mothers marital status   
5. Health behavior of adult population (by gender and age groups): Self-assessed health; outpatient visits per year; stress during the last month; depression; oral health; smoking; alcohol use; nutrition; physical activity; traffic safety Education Every 4 yrs Health behavior Monitoring among the adult Population
  Place of residence: urban/rural Every 2 yrs  
  Income Every 2 yrs  
6. Health behavior of schoolchildren (by gender): Self-assessed health; outpatient visits per year; stress during the last month; depression; oral health; smoking; alcohol use; drug use; nutrition; physical activity; traffic safety Family well-being index Every 2 – 4 yrs Health behavior monitoring in schoolchildren
  Parents' profession   
  Place of residency   
7. Health care accessibility Profession Every 3 yrs Surveys on representative samples of the population
  Education