Contextual Analysis, Part 3: Applying the Statistical Concepts to Real Data

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Date Developed: 07/11/2007. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Patricia O’Campo, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.


Dr. Patricia O’Campo of the University of Toronto discusses contextual analysis in her study of neighborhood deprivation and preterm birth rates; her multi-site study of the effects of neighborhood deprivation was conducted in rural and urban areas. She begins with a description of how she constructed an index of neighborhood deprivation, and continues with an overview of her methods of data analysis. Dr. O’Campo concludes with a discussion of the study’s results, and presents additional resources on multilevel modeling. A question and answer session follow.

Learning Objectives

• How was an index of neighborhood deprivation developed?

• Is the Neighborhood Deprivation Index associated with Preterm Birth in a single site?

• Is the Neighborhood Deprivation Index associated with Preterm Birth across multiple sites?

• What are some resources available for those wanting to learn more about multilevel modeling?

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