Practical lessons in using indicators of determinants of health across 47 European cities

Doyle, Y.G. and Tsouros, D.G. and Cryer, P.C. and Hedley, S. and Russel-Hodgeson, C. (1999) Practical lessons in using indicators of determinants of health across 47 European cities. Health Promotion International, 14 (4). pp. 289-299. (Full text available)

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Abstract

A survey was conducted of 47 European cities applying to join the third phase of the World Health Organization Healthy Cities Project. The survey tested the feasibility of recording baseline information on health-promoting processes and activities in the cities. A broad multi-sectoral focus for health in the questionnaire presented formidable challenges to respondents. Despite goodwill and local networks, the quality of certain responses was variable. Socio-economic statistics are not universally available at city level; however, descriptive responses about services and health promotion yielded uniquely useful local information over the national level. Survey responses were not comparable across cities and such interpretation would be counter-productive. Recommendations for future surveys are made. Key words: city health; determinants of health; indicators; measures

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:16
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24567 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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