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Term: Income Quartiles

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-17


A method to measure the average (mean) household income of residents, ranking them from poorest to wealthiest, and then grouping them into 4 income quartiles (1 being poorest and 4 being wealthiest), each quartile containing approximately 25% of the population.

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  • Mustard CA, Derksen S, Berthelot J, Wolfson MC, Roos LL, Carriere KC. Socioeconomic Gradients in Mortality and the Use of Health Care Services at Different Stages in the Life Course. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1995. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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