On effective graphic communication of health inequality: Considerations for health policy researchers

Asada, Yukiko, Abel, Hannah, Skedgel, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4989-8846 and Warner, Grace (2017) On effective graphic communication of health inequality: Considerations for health policy researchers. Milbank Quarterly, 95 (4). pp. 801-835. ISSN 0887-378X

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Abstract

Policy Points: - Effective graphs can be a powerful tool in communicating health inequality. The choice of graphs is often based on preferences and familiarity rather than science. - According to the literature on graph perception, effective graphs allow human brains to decode visual cues easily. Dot charts are easier to decode than bar charts, and thus they are more effective. Dot charts are a flexible and versatile way to display information about health inequality. - Consistent with the health risk communication literature, the captions accompanying health inequality graphs should provide a numerical, explicitly calculated description of health inequality, expressed in absolute and relative terms, from carefully thought-out perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequality,graphs,communication,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Economics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research (former - to 2023)
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 14:37
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 01:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65731
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12300

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