International Journal of Public Health

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 71–74

Analysis of socioeconomic health inequalities using the concentration index

  • Peter Konings
  • Sam Harper
  • John Lynch
  • Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
  • Dirk Berkvens
  • Vincent Lorant
  • Andrea Geckova
  • Niko Speybroeck
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Konings
    • 1
  • Sam Harper
    • 2
  • John Lynch
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    • 5
  • Dirk Berkvens
    • 6
  • Vincent Lorant
    • 7
  • Andrea Geckova
    • 8
  • Niko Speybroeck
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringSCD (SISTA), K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational HealthMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Sansom InstituteUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Social MedicineUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  5. 5.World Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  6. 6.Institute of Tropical MedicineAntwerpBelgium
  7. 7.Institute of Health and SocietyUniversité Catholique de LouvainBrusselsBelgium
  8. 8.Kosice Institute for Society and HealthKosiceSlovak Republic

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