Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
AKERMAN, Marco; STEPHENS, Carolyn; CAMPANARIO, Paulo and MAIA, Paulo Borlina. Environment and health: an analysis of intra-urban differentials in the City of S. Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1994, vol.28, n.4, pp. 320-325. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101994000400013.
A project concerned with the study of intra-urban health differentials in S. Paulo city, Brazil, is described. A brief outline of urban problems in the city is presented, followed by a review of the locally published literature on the subject of geographical differentials (stratification by socioeconomic status and environment). Two topics are introduced: geographical subdvision of the area studied and the methods used to choose the socio-environmental indicators for the construction of a deprivation index with to stratify the city. Suggestions are made as to possible applications of results achieved by the project.
Keywords : Urban health; Differential mortality; Residence characteristics.