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Predictors Of Social Vulnerability : A Multilevel Analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira May 2013

Predictors Of Social Vulnerability : A Multilevel Analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira

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Over the past three decades there has been a rapid increase in the number of disasters occurring worldwide that affect communities, households and individuals. The increase in disasters and the associated impacts are evident in our society. The impact of disasters can have more chronic impacts generating social and economic hardship, loss of employment, dissolution of personal relationships, and the long-term decline of physical and mental health. A study was undertaken to develop an understanding of the predictors of individual social vulnerability on individuals nested within communities. The Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System and 14 other community level data sources ...