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Term: Q1/Q5 Ratio

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-12-13


Ratio used to represent the difference in a variable (e.g. provision or use of medical services, health status) between the wealthiest (Q5) and poorest (Q1) income quintiles. A ratio of 1 signifies the lack of difference between the two quintiles.

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