Atlas of mortality in Spanish cities (1996-2003)

Example of results

The results of the Atlas are divided into three main sections:

1. Description of mortality in each city

In this section, leading causes of death and inequalities within the city are described separately for men and women. For example, standardized AIDS mortality rate in Barcelona among men is over 100 per 100,000 in the Ciutat Vella (historic city centre) and in the north of the city. In the case of women, the highest AIDS mortality rate is found in coastal and northern areas of the city, but also in Ciutat Vella.

AIDS mortality in Barcelona, men and women.
AIDS mortality in Barcelona, men and women.

2. Distribution of mortality in the cities

AIDS is one of the causes of death producing more inequalities within the city, among both men and women in Spain. Moreover for the majority of cities this distribution is similar to the socioeconomic deprivation index (example for Barcelona shown here).

Distribution of deprivation relates to distribution of AIDS mortality, example from Barcelona
Distribution of deprivation relates to distribution of AIDS mortality, example from Barcelona

3. Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index in the cities

Cities such as Valencia and Vigo have socioeconomic deprivation concentrated in the periphery of the city. In Zaragoza and Barcelona the historic city centre areas have high socioeconomic deprivation. On the other hand the index is favourable in coastal zones of Alicante, Malaga and Vigo.

Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Malaga
Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Malaga
Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Zaragoza
Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Zaragoza
Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Vigo
Distribution of the socioeconomic deprivation index, Vigo
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