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Table 2 Different category of available indices found in the scoping review

From: Use of indices to measure socio-economic status (SES) in South-Asian urban health studies: a scoping review

Measurement indices (ingredients used) Name of the indices Frequency (n = 265) Percentage
Asset-based wealth index (using PCA & FA methods) Wealth index (WI) 109 142 (54%)
Standard living index 20
Socio-economic status (SES) 5
Economic status 4
Living condition 1
Living index 1
Poverty score 1
SES by factor analysis 1
Wealth index combining education Modified Kuppuswami classification 10 21 (8%)
Socioeconomic status scale 3
Socioeconomic index 2
Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2
Unsatisfied basic needs (UBN) 2
Social Gradient Score 1
Kutty’s classification 1
Indices based on income and expenditure Income 77 80 (30%)
Modified BG Prasad classification 2
Expenditure 1
Indices bases on occupation and education Types of school 8 16 (6%)
Social status index 2
Occupation 2
Occupation and education 1
Occupation, education, household utility 1
Socio-economic class 1
Socioeconomic status based on education, Occupation and SE scale 1
Indices without any description Used indices without description and reference 6 6 (2%)