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Study protocol on the effect of the economic crisis on mortality and reproductive health and health inequalities in Spain

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The aim is to present the protocol of the two sub-studies on the effect of the economic crisis on mortality and reproductive health and health inequalities in Spain. Substudy 1: describe the evolution of mortality and reproductive health between 1990 and 2013 through a longitudinal ecological study in the Autonomous Communities. This study will identify changes caused by the economic crisis in trends or reproductive health and mortality indicators using panel data (17 Autonomous Communities per study year) and adjusting Poisson models with random effects variance. Substudy 2: analyse inequalities by socioeconomic deprivation in mortality and reproductive health in several areas of Spain. An ecological study analysing trends in the pre-crisis (1999-2003 and 2004-2008) and crisis (2009-2013) periods will be performed. Random effects models Besag York and Mollie will be adjusted to estimate mortality indicators softened in reproductive health and census tracts. (C) 2016 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
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Economic recession, Inequalities, Mortality, Reproductive health, Financial crisis, Great recession, Impact, Austerity, Outcomes
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