(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Examining the factors associated with depression at the small area level in Ireland using spatial microsimulation techniques

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Leeds, School of Geography, ROYAUME-UNI


The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that, world-wide, depression will be the second largest source of burden of disease by 2020. It is currently estimated that approximately 300,000 Irish people experience depression. This paper aims to address the accessibility of mental health services to individuals with depression. First, a simple logistic regression model is used to identify the determinants of depression at the national level. Secondly, the spatial distribution of individuals with depression is estimated at the small area, ED level using a spatial microsimulation model. Finally, a spatial interaction model is used to analyse access to acute inpatient facilities at the national level and community-based facilities for individuals with depression at the sub-national level. The policy implications of these results are discussed in relation to both the health care literature and current Irish health care policy


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 1939-4055

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1944)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 43, no1 [pp. 1-22]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.




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