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Journal of Health Monitoring S5/2022

Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI

DECEMBER 2022
SPECIAL ISSUE S5

German Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation (GISD): Revision, update and applications

Special Issue S5/2022 introduces the recent revision of the German Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation (GISD) and presents associations with life expectancy as well as age-standardised cardiovascular mortality rates and cancer incidences as applications.

The GISD measures the level of socioeconomic deprivation using administrative data of education, employment, and income situations at the district and municipality level from the INKAR database. The indicators are weighted via principal component analyses. The regional distribution is depicted cartographically, regional level associations with health outcomes are presented. The GISD provides a valuable tool to analyse socioeconomic inequalities in health conditions, diseases, and their determinants at the regional level.

Date: 09.12.2022