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Dr Jean Saunders

BA, BSc, M.Sc, PhD, FRSS, C.Stat, C.Sci

Biography

1992 ¿ 1995 Research Fellow in School of Social Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK 1995 ¿ October 1998 Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK November 1998¿ May 99 Principal Statistician, asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent, UK May 99¿ Feb 01Statistics Group Manager, asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent,UK Feb 01 ¿ Sept 01 CEO and Statistical Consultant own company CSCS, Kent, UK September 01 ¿ Now Executive Director, Statistical Consulting Unit Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Limerick, Ireland

Research Interests

Appied Statistics; Medical Statistics. Classification & Regression Trees. Clinical Trials. Algorithms and scores for diagnosis and prognosis. Measurement of health in the population

Teaching Interests

4 sessions of CSTAR methodology courses per year
Statistical methodological courses run for the Pharma Industry each year
HSE courses run in Midwest for doctors/nurses 

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2016 IPPOSI, Non-executive Board Member of IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry)
  • 2010 EHS Research Committee,
  • 2010 EHSFREC,
  • 2010 Science & Engineering FREC,
  • 2010 ULREG,
  • 2004 UHL Scientific Research Ethics Committee, HSE Midwest
  • 2002 MWRH Complex Research Ethics Committee,

Association

  • 2006 Member, Statistical and Social Enquiry Society of Ireland
  • 2006 member, EFSPI
  • 2006 Member, Public Health Alliance, Ireland
  • 2000 Member, IBS
  • 1998 Member, PSI
  • 1995 Member, Society of Social Medicine (UK)
  • 1995 Member, Radical Statistics Group (UK)
  • 1990 Member, RSS

Employment

  • 2001 Deptof Maths and Statistics, UL. - Executive Director
  • 2001 CSCS, Kent, UK - Senior Statistical Consultant
  • 1999 Asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent - Statistics Group Manager
  • 1998 Asru Ltd, Swalecliffe, Kent - Principal Statistician
  • 1995 Centre for Health Services Studies, Uni of Kent. - Research Fellow
  • 1992 School of Social Sciences, University of Greenwich - Research Fellow
  • 1991 University of Bradford. - Statistical/Computing Demonstrator
  • 1978 Rochdale - Secondary Teacher

Education

  • 1996 Sheffield Hallam University, - M.Sc.
  • 1992 University of Bradford - Ph.D.
  • 1988 Open University, Home Study - B.A.
  • 1977 University of London - B.Sc.

Consultancy

  • - Statistical consultancy offered in medical statistics, clinical trials, research methods and research design

Publications

Conference Publication

2015

St Paul's Hospital 2nd Annual Research Day in addiction medicine. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.

2015

Addiction Health Services Research, Navigating a Changing Healthcare Landscape. Los Angeles, CA, USA.
McCombe, G., Henihan, A.M., Klimas, J., Swan, D., Leahy, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Lambert, J., Meagher, D., O’ Gorman, C., O'Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Kaner, E., Cullen, W.

2015

Canadian Cochrane Symposium, 21-22 May, Calgary, Canada.
Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.

2015

COMET-V Annual meeting, 20 May, Calgary, Canada.
Klimas, J., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S., Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Cullen, W.

2012

(HIACE) Study. 2012
Cooke J, Carey S, Humphries E, O’Connor C, Ryan C, Saunders J, O’Connor M, Clinch D, Finucane P, deBurca S, Lyons D.

2005

Association of University Depts of General Practice
O'Connor R; Houghton F; Saunders J; Dobbs F

2004

Irish and UK Gerontological Societies
M Watts, A Moore, R Geraghty, J Saunders, C G Swift

2004

Irish and UK Gerontological Society Conferences
M Watts, A Moore, R Geraghty, J Saunders, C G Swift

2004

Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Towler M.R., Moran P., Chowdhury S., German M.J., Lawson N.S., Pollock H.M., Saunders J., Pillay I., Lyons D.

1998

RSS Conference
Jean Saunders

Other Journal

2017

Food and beverage cues in childrens’ television programmes-The influence of programme genre.
Scully P., Reid O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., O’Gorman, C.
National Institute of Health Sciences Bulletin

Other Publication

2017

REHABILITATION FOR ACUTELY UNWELL OLDER PATIENTS: HOW WELL DOES IT WORK?
Delos Reyes, J,Mullen, D,Long, M,Saunders, J,Lyons, D,O'Connor, M,Peters, C
Age and ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afx144.88

2017

Clinical outcomes of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) in lung allograft recipients - the 11 year experience in Ireland
Almadani, A,Ping, M,Deenadayalu, A,Saunders, J,O'Brien, A
Irish journal of medical science

2015

Rivaroxaban vs. vitamin k antagonist in provoked deep venous thrombosis - which treatment is better for the patient?
Groarke, E,Courtney, W,Conway, J,Conway, E,Bourke, D,Saunders, J,Watts, M,O'Keeffe, D
Journal Of Thrombosis And Haemostasis

2015

Reducing drinking in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users: an impact story
Klimas, J,Tobin, H,Field, CA,O'Gorman, CSM,Glynn, LG,Keenan, E,Saunders, J,Bury, G,Dunne, C,Cullen, W
Trials, 16 (3): 11-11, Suppl 3 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-16-S3-P11

2014

Is Low Skeletal Muscle Mass Synonymous with Sarcopenia?
Leung, E,O'Sullivan, F,O'Connor, M,Lyons, D,Peters, C,O'Malley, G,Saunders, J,Humphreys, E
Irish journal of medical science

2014
2014

National vs international patients with gestational diabetes: differing metabolic profiles and C section rates
O'Hare, JA,Slevin, J,Saunders, J,Moloney, Y
Irish journal of medical science

2014

A Cross-Sectional Assessment of Vascular Health and Orthostatic Blood Pressure Fluctuation in Older Adults without Vascular Comorbidity
Cooke, J,Carew, S,O'Connor, M,Peters, C,Quinn, C,Sheehy, C,Costelloe, A,Saunders, J,Finucane, P,Lyons, D
Irish journal of medical science

2014

Is Short-Duration Orthostatic BP Decay in Asymptomatic Older Adults Associated with Cerebral Hypoperfusion?
Cooke, J,Carew, S,O'Sullivan, F,Quinn, C,O'Connor, C,Condon, O,Saunders, J,Finucane, P,Lyons, D
Irish journal of medical science

2013

Does the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Correlate with Age in a Community Dwelling Population?
Ramlaul, N,O'Malley, G,Lyons, D,Peters, C,O'Connor, M,Cooke, J,Walsh, T,O'Connor, C,Curtain, J,Humphreys, E,deBurca, S,Saunders, J,O'Connor, M,Peters, C,Lyons, D
Irish journal of medical science

2013

Lymph node ratio in colorectal cancer
Medani, M,Kelly, N,Samaha, G,Duff, G,Healy, V,Mulcahy, E,Condon, E,Waldron, D,Saunders, J,Coffey, JC
Irish journal of medical science

2013

Effect of face masks on development of meningitis post neuraxial blockade-a controlled blinded study
Lavalle, A,Hegarty, A,Biswas, A,Saunders, J,Connell, NO,Riain, SO
Irish journal of medical science

2013

An Assessment of the Impact of Age and Socio-Economic Group on Subjective Health
Deepika, D,O'Malley, G,Humphreys, E,de Burca, S,Saunders, J,Cooke, J,Walsh, T,Curtain, J,O'Connor, C,Peters, C,O'Connor, M,Lyons, D
Irish journal of medical science

2013

A Comparison of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Stroke Patients Vs Healthy Older Adults
Gaffney, C,O'Malley, G,Shanahan, E,McCarthy, D,Soondron, R,Ramlaul, N,Cooke, J,Walsh, T,O'Connor, C,Curtain, J,Humphreys, E,de Burca, S,Saunders, J,O'Connor, M,Peters, C,Lyons, D
Irish journal of medical science

2013

Mass Syncope: Comparing Rates of Orthostatic Hypotension Between Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Groups in a Mass Going Population
Counihan, E,Flynn, C,O'Malley, G,O'Hanlon, S,Lyons, D,Peters, C,O'Connor, M,Cooke, J,Walsh, T,O'Connor, C,Curtain, J,Humphreys, E,deBurca, S,Saunders, J
Irish journal of medical science

2012

Orthostatic Blood Pressure Decay Measured with Finometer Technology Cannot be Used to Predict Participants' Subjective Assessment of Health Status: The Health Inequalities and Ageing in the Community Evaluation (HIACE) Study
Cooke, J,Carew, S,Humphries, E,O'Connor, C,Ryan, C,Saunders, J,O'Connor, M,Clinch, D,Finucane, P,deBurca, S,Lyons, D
Irish Journal Of Medical Science

2011

The significance of umbilical cord insertion in term singleton pregnancies
Burke, G; Saunders, J; Gabathuse, T; Fahy, U; Slevin, J; Abu, H
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

2011

Diabetic patients rank health professionals highest for information resources and guidance
Tsang, V,Saunders, J,O'Hare, JA
Irish journal of medical science

2010

Substance use among HIV patients
O'Connor, MB; O'Connor, C; Saunders, JA; Sheehan, C; Murphy, E; Horgan, M; Carr, A; Cooper, DA
Irish Journal Of Medical Science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-010-0484-4

2010

Outcomes of one hundred women with Type 1 and 2 diabetes in pregnancy
Moloney, Y; Slevin, J; Saunders, J; O'Hare, J
Irish Journal Of Medical Science

2010

NATIONAL AUDIT ON THE USE AND COST OF SURFACTANT IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS IN IRELAND OVER AN EIGHT YEAR PERIOD
O'Conor, J,Harnett, A,Shahdadpuri, R,Dunworth, M,Saunders, J,Collins, M,Philip, RK
Irish Journal Of Medical Science

2010

AND THE WINNER IS ... -A SCORING SYSTEM FOR GRADING SURGICAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Fennessy, BG,Saunders, J,Fenton, JE
Irish journal of medical science

2009

HIV positive: who do they tell?
O'Connor, MB; O'Connor, C; Saunders, JA; Sheehan, C; Murphy, E; Horgan, M; Carr, A; Cooper, DA
DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009146

2006

Haemodynamic responses on orthostatic stress are related to body mass index.
Pope, GA; Carew, S; Saunders, J; Lyons, D
JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION

2004

The use of fingernail as a means of assessing bone health; A pilot study
Pillay, I; Lyons, D; German, MJ; Lawson, NS; Pollock, HM; Saunders, J; Chowdhury, S; Moran, P; Towler, MR
Osteoporosis International

2004

The use of fingernail as a means of assessing bone health: A pilot study
Pillay, I; Lyons, D; German, MJ; Lawson, NS; Pollock, HM; Saunders, J; Chowdhury, S; Moran, P; Towler, MR
Osteoporosis International

1998

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

Who accompanies patients to the chronic pain clinic?
Doltani, D,Imran, A,Saunders, J,Harmon, D
Irish journal of medical science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-016-1494-7

2016

Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among patients receiving opiate substitute treatment: Qualitative evaluation of a feasibility study in primary care.
McCombe, G., Leahy, D., Henihan, A.M., Swan, D., Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C.P., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., O’Gorman, C., O’Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Cullen, W.
Drugs And Alcohol Today DOI: 10.1108/DAT-03-2016-0010

2016

The management of cellulitis in emergency departments: antibiotic-prescribing practices and adherence to practice guidelines in Ireland
Quirke, M,Saunders, J,O'Sullivan, R,Wakai, A
European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000245

2016

Feasibility of alcohol screening among patients receiving opioid treatment in primary care
Henihan, AM,McCombe, G,Klimas, J,Swan, D,Leahy, D,Anderson, R,Bury, G,Dunne, CP,Keenan, E,Lambert, JS,Meagher, D,O'Gorman, C,O'Toole, TP,Saunders, J,Shorter, GW,Smyth, BP,Kaner, E,Cullen, W
BMC family practice DOI: 10.1186/s12875-016-0548-2

2016

Abnormal glucose tolerance post-gestational diabetes mellitus as defined by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria
Noctor, E,Crowe, C,Carmody, LA,Saunders, JA,Kirwan, B,O'Dea, A,Gillespie, P,Glynn, LG,McGuire, BE,O'Neill, C,O'Shea, PM,Dunne, FP,ATLANTIC-DIP Investigators
European Journal Of Endocrinology DOI: 10.1530/EJE-15-1260

2016

Food and beverage cues in children's television programmes: the influence of programme genre
Scully, P,Reid, O,Macken, A,Healy, M,Saunders, J,Leddin, D,Cullen, W,Dunne, C,O'Gorman, CS
Public Health Nutrition DOI: 10.1017/S1368980015001755

2016

Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among people receiving opioid agonist treatment: qualitative study in primary care
McCombe, G,Henihan, AM,Klimas, J,Swan, D,Leahy, D,Anderson, R,Bury, G,Dunne, C,Keenan, E,Meagher, D,O'Gorman, C,O'Toole, T,Saunders, J,Smyth, BP,Lambert, JS,Kaner, E,Cullen, W
Drugs And Alcohol Today DOI: 10.1108/DAT-03-2016-0010

2016

End-Expiratory Volume and Oxygenation: Targeting PEEP in ARDS Patients
Casserly, B,McCool, FD,Saunders, J,Selvakumar, N,Levy, MM
Lung DOI: 10.1007/s00408-015-9823-6

2016

Enhancing alcohol screening and brief intervention among patients receiving opiate substitute treatment: Qualitative evaluation of a feasibility study in primary care.
McCombe, G., Leahy, D., Henihan, A.M., Swan, D., Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C.P., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., O’Gorman, C., O’Toole, T., Saunders, J., Smyth, B.P., Cullen, W.
Drugs And Alcohol Today DOI: 10.1108/DAT-03-2016-0010

2016
2016

A study of healthy adults’ oro-lingual swallowing pressures using OroPress
Manning, M., Casey, V., Conway, R., Saunders, J and Perry, A
Dysphagia DOI: 10.1007/s00455-016-9697-7

2016

Exercise portrayal in children's television programs: analysis of the UK and Irish programming
Scully, P,Reid, O,Macken, AP,Healy, M,Saunders, J,Leddin, D,Cullen, W,Dunne, CP,O'Gorman, CS
Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome And Obesity-Targets And Therapy DOI: 10.2147/DMSO.S96400

2016

A study of healthy adults’ oro-lingual swallowing pressures using OroPress
Manning, M., Casey, V., Conway, R., Saunders, J and Perry, A
Dysphagia DOI: 10.1007/s00455-016-9697-7

2016

Exercise portrayal in children’s television programmes: analysis of United Kingdom and Irish programming.
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C.S.
Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome And Obesity-Targets And Therapy DOI: 10.2147/DMSO.S96400

2015

Exercise portrayal in children’s television programmes: analysis of United Kingdom and Irish programming
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C.S.
Obesity Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2380-5528.106

2015

Psychosocial Interventions for Problem Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings (PINTA): Baseline Feasibility Data.
Klimas J, Marie Henihan A, McCombe G, Swan D, Anderson R, Bury G, Dunne C, Keenan E, Saunders J, Shorter GW, Smyth BP, Cullen W.
Journal of Dual Diagnosis DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2015.1027630

2015

Psychosocial Interventions for Problem Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings (PINTA): Baseline Feasibility Data
Klimas, J., Henihan, A. M., McCombe, G., Swan, D., Anderson, R., Bury, G., Dunne, C., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Shorter, G. W., Smyth, B. P. and Cullen, W.
Journal Of Dual Diagnosis

2014

Hyoid Bone Tenderness as a Clinical Indicator of Laryngeal Pathology
O'Rourke, C,Attique, S,Rehman, AU,Saunders, J,Fenton, JE
Journal Of Voice DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.02.012

2014

THE EFFECT OF BOARDERS ON EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PROCESS FLOW
Fogarty, E,Saunders, J,Cummins, F
Journal Of Emergency Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.08.111

2013

A multi-centre retrospective study of rituximab use in the treatment of relapsed or resistant warm autoimmune haemolytic anaemia
Maung, SW,Leahy, M,O'Leary, HM,Khan, I,Cahill, MR,Gilligan, O,Murphy, P,McPherson, S,Jackson, F,Ryan, M,Hennessy, B,McHugh, J,Goodyer, M,Bacon, L,O'Gorman, P,Nee, A,O'Dwyer, M,Enright, H,Saunders, J,O'Keeffe, D
British Journal Of Haematology DOI: 10.1111/bjh.12486

2013
2013

An appraisal of lymph node ratio in colon and rectal cancer: not one size fits all
Medani, M,Kelly, N,Samaha, G,Duff, G,Healy, V,Mulcahy, E,Condon, E,Waldron, D,Saunders, J,Coffey, JC
International Journal Of Colorectal Disease DOI: 10.1007/s00384-013-1707-8

2013

An appraisal of the utility or futility of ENT consultant postal questionnaires
Ryan, S,Saunders, J,Clarke, E,Fenton, JE
European Archives Of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology DOI: 10.1007/s00405-012-2257-3

2013

Effect of epidural analgesia on change in Mallampati class during labour
Guru, R,Carere, MD,Diwan, S,Morau, EL,Saunders, J,Shorten, GD
Anaesthesia DOI: 10.1111/anae.12288

2013

The prevalence and pathological correlates of orthostatic hypotension and its subtypes when measured using beat-to-beat technology in a sample of older adults living in the community
Cooke, J,Carew, S,Quinn, C,O'Connor, M,Curtin, J,O'Connor, C,Saunders, J,Humphreys, E,deBurca, S,Clinch, D,Lyons, D
Age and ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/aft112

2012

A clinical assessment tool for ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block
Sultan, SF,Iohom, G,Saunders, J,Shorten, G
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2012.02673.x

2009

Adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV patients in Bangalore, India
Cauldbeck M.B., O'Connor C., O'Connor M.B., Saunders J.A., Rao B., Mallesh V.G., Kumar N.K.P., Mamtha G., McGoldrick C., Laing R.B.S., Satish K.S.
Aids Research And Therapy DOI: 10.1186/1742-6405-6-7

2009

The Preferences for Outpatient Clinic Appointment Reminders Among Rheumatology Patients
O'Connor, MB; Bond, U; Saunders, JA; Casey, P; Mohammad, A; O'Dwyer, M; Daly, N; Regan, MJ; Phelan, MJ
Jcr-Journal Of Clinical Rheumatology DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181b126c1

2009

Blood Pressure changes in symptomatic Orthostatic Hypotension; it's not how low you go but how fast you fall
Cooke, J; Carew, S; Costelloe, A; Sheehy, C; Saunders, J; Lyons, D
American Heart Journal

2009

The information-seeking behaviour of paediatricians accessing web-based resources
Prendiville, TW; Saunders, J; Fitzsimons, J
Archives Of Disease In Childhood DOI: 10.1136/adc.2008.149278

2009

Adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV patients in Bangalore, India
Saunders, J; Cauldbeck, Mary B. O'Connor, Catherine, O'Connor, Mortimer B, Saunders, Jean A., Bhimasena Rao, Mallesh, V G., Nagendrappa Kotehalappa Praveen Kumar, Gurushanthappa Mamtha, McGoldrick, Laing, C; Robert, BS; Satish, KS
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2007

Preliminary work on the development of a novel detection method for osteoporosis
Moran, P; Towler, MR; Chowdhury, S; Saunders, J; German, MJ; Lawson, NS; Pollock, HM; Pillay, I; Lyons, D
Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s10856-006-0037-6

2007
2006

Diabetes mellitus in Irish general practice: Level of care as reflected by HbA1c values
O'Connor R., Houghton F., Saunders J., Dobbs F.
European Journal Of General Practice DOI: 10.1080/13814780600780858

2005

fDay-case sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence: feasibility and safety
Giri, SK; Drumm, J; Saunders, JA; McDonald, J; Flood, HD
Bju International DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2005.05410.x

2005

Premedication for bronchoscopy in older patients: a double-blind comparison of two regimens
Watts, MR; Geraghty, R; Moore, A; Saunders, J; Swift, CG
Respiratory Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2004.06.002

2005

The use of fingernails as a means of assessing bone health: A pilot study
Pillay, I; Lyons, D; German, MJ; Lawson, NS; Pollock, HM; Saunders, J; Chowdhury, S; Moran, P; Towler, MR
Journal Of Womens Health DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2005.14.339

2005

A review of ENT consultant postal questionnaires
Ramphul, N; Saunders, J; Ahmed, I; Fenton, JE
Journal Of Laryngology And Otology

2005

Sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence: Feasibility and safety of a day-case approach
Giri, SK; Drumm, J; Saunders, JA; McDonald, J; Flood, HD
British Journal Of Urology

2004

Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence in men in the mid-west of Ireland
Powell, J; O'Connor, C; O'hlarlaithe, M; Saunders, J; de Freitas, J
Sexually Transmitted Infections DOI: 10.1136/sti.2003.008615

2003

Cystatin C improves the detection of mild renal dysfunction in older patients
O'Riordan, SE; Webb, MC; Stowe, HJ; Simpson, DE; Kandarpa, M; Coakley, AJ; Newman, DJ; Saunders, JA; Lamb, EJ
Annals Of Clinical Biochemistry DOI: 10.1258/000456303770367243

2001

Clusters within a general adult population of alcohol abstainers
Cryer, PC; Saunders, JA; Jenkins, LM; Neale, H; Cook, AC; Peters, TJ
International Journal Of Epidemiology

1998

Weighted Census-based Deprivation Indices & their use in small areas
Saunders, J
Journal Of Public Health Medicine