Investigating mortality inequality and its related factors among provinces of Iran

Hossein Ghodrati, Hakim Sabzevari University
Shafieh Ghodrati, Hakim Sabzevari University

Iran is experiencing the last phase of mortality transition. The purpose of this study is to investigate factors affecting mortality inequalities between provinces. To explain the phenomenon, various hypotheses have been posed. Development levels, economic welfare, and risk factors are some variables which determine mortality inequalities. The relationship of this variables with mortality inequalities were examined in this study. Mortality data has been collected through Ministry of Health and Medical Education titled “Registration and Classification of Cause of Death” in 2008. Findings verify the notion of Link and Flan about the important role of socio-economic factors in comparison with risk factors. Thus although declining risk factors have important role in health promotion and mortality decline, but enacting programs that cause declining socio-economic inequality, is crucial. Key words: mortality inequality, risk factors, socio-economic factors, Iran

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Presented in Poster Session 2