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Viera Pacáková
Pavla Jindrová

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Viera Pacáková
Pavla Jindrová

WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics

Print ISSN: 1109-9526
E-ISSN: 2224-2899

Volume 16, 2019

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Volume 16, 2019

Determinants of Health Inequalities in European Countries

AUTHORS: Viera Pacáková, Pavla Jindrová

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ABSTRACT: The object of this article is to assess the health status of the population of selected European countries and to identify and quantify the determinants causing health inequalities in monitored countries. Health status and its supposed determinants are multidimensional categories, specified by a number of selected indicators from the OECD Health Statistics 2018 database, therefore the monitored countries are those countries of Europe that are also OECD member countries. To reach the objective of the article have been used multivariate statistical methods, namely correlation, factor analysis, cluster analysis and linear ordering of countries using synthetic variable. The results of the analysis are presented in the form of tables and graphical outputs from the SAS and Statgraphics statistical packages and using the Excel spreadsheet.

KEYWORDS: Health status, health determinants, health inequalities, factor analysis, cluster analysis, synthetic variable.


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WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9526 / 2224-2899, Volume 16, 2019, Art. #4, pp. 25-38

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