[Small area estimation of health indicators based on data from the Basque Country Health Survey]

Gac Sanit. May-Jun 2019;33(3):289-292. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.04.016. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
[Article in Spanish]


Health surveys are a key tool for decision-making in health policies and health services planning. The use of small-area statistical methods that use information at different geographic levels may be useful for estimating health indicators at a lower geographical level than originally considered in the survey design.

Keywords: Análisis de áreas pequeñas; Encuesta de salud; Estadística espacial; Health survey; Small area analysis; Spatial statistics.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Surveys*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mathematical Concepts
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care*
  • Spain
  • Spatial Analysis*