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Term: Composite Index

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2009-08-27


A mathematical combination of individual indicators or measures that represent different aspects of a single but larger concept (Saisana & Tarantola, 2002).

Related concepts 


  • Saisana M, Tarantola S. State-of-the-art Report on Current Methodologies and Practice for Composite Indicator Development (Accessed September 29, 2007). 2002. [Abstract] (View)

Term used in 

  • Metge C, Chateau D, Prior H, Soodeen R, De Coster C, Barre L. Composite Measures/Indices of Health and Health System Performance. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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