This project proposes a methodology to analyse the spatial and temporal variation of mortality indicators in Catalonia at the basic health area (BHA) level, based on annual mortality data disaggregated by sex and five-year age groups. Since we start from annual mortality rates and by small areas, the initial estimates of the indicators are highly variable, to minimise which while avoiding introducing any bias the rates are smoothed out using Bayesian hierarchical models. These models incorporate the area-specific effect and its spatial and temporal dependence through random effects, and the effect of co-variables through fixed effects in order to obtain more robust estimates.
Mortality; Bayesian analysis; Basic health area
Puig Oriol X, Ginebra J. L’estudi de la mortalitat en àrees bàsiques de salut mitjançant l’anàlisi bayesiana. Barcelona: Direcció General de Planificació i Recerca en Salut; 2023.
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