By Susan Carr
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Income support – numbers claiming by area. Environmental data Road accidents – casualties and type of accident by area (police division), only includes accidents to which police are called. Crime statistics – numbers and type of reported crime by area. Air pollution – results from different monitoring sites around the city. Drinking water – levels of lead and coliform bacteria by water supply zones. Noise – number of complaints. Pests – number of complaints for cockroaches, rats, etc. Source: Lord, J.
During the last census, in 2001, information was collected about households, as well as about individuals. Data were collected on age, sex, marital status, ethnicity, occupation and employment, education, car ownership, housing tenure and the presence of long-standing illness. For the administration of the census the whole country is divided into enumeration districts (in other countries similar administrative units are often called ‘census tracts’). On average each enumeration district contains about 200 households.
Diabetes is a chronic condition with very long average duration. Although the majority of people with diabetes die from one of its complications, which include coronary heart disease and stroke, diabetes is frequently not recorded as a cause of death. Accuracy – How carefully and precisely was the information collected and recorded; are there likely to be errors, and if so, what are the nature of those errors? Inaccuracies can arise at several points. For example, if the information is based on hospital records, how accurate was the original information in the hospital records, and how accurately was that information coded, transcribed and turned into routine statistics?
An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology by Susan Carr