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Term: Baseline Test Index (BTI)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A dependent variable for purposes of identifying socio-economic factors associated with poor health. This variable is constructed from five indicators: standardized fertility rates and acute hospitalizations for four conditions in selected age or gender strata, respiratory infections 0-14 years of age and 65+ years of age, male injury, and female injury.

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  • Frohlich N, Carriere KC. Issues in Developing Indicators for Needs-Based Funding. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1997. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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