Open Journal of Statistics

Volume 5, Issue 4 (June 2015)

ISSN Print: 2161-718X   ISSN Online: 2161-7198

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SesIndexCreatoR: An R Package for Socioeconomic Indices Computation and Visualization

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DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2015.54031    3,200 Downloads   3,964 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

In order to study social inequalities, indices can be used to summarize the multiple dimensions of the socioeconomic status. As a part of the Equit’Area Project, a public health program focused on social and environmental health inequalities; a statistical procedure to create (neighborhood) socioeconomic indices was developed. This procedure uses successive principal components analyses to select variables and create the index. In order to simplify the application of the procedure for non-specialists, the R package SesIndexCreatoR was created. It allows the creation of the index with all the possible options of the procedure, the classification of the resulting index in categories using several classical methods, the visualization of the results, and the generation of automatic reports.

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Lalloué, B. , Deguen, S. , Monnez, J. , Padilla, C. , Kihal, W. , Zmirou-Navier, D. and Le Meur, N. (2015) SesIndexCreatoR: An R Package for Socioeconomic Indices Computation and Visualization. Open Journal of Statistics, 5, 291-302. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.54031.

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