Johnson B, Langford A. Intercensal denominators – feasibility of using the Labour Force Survey to estimate mortality rates by NS-SEC. Health Statistics Quarterly 2010; 45 (Spring): 3-27.
The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the feasibility of using the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide population denominators for the estimation of mortality rates by the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC). This is in order to contribute to the monitoring of health inequalities over time. Currently it is possible to produce mortality rates only at the time of a census when populations are enumerated by occupation and NS-SEC.