Databases are the subject of epidemiological and statistical analyses..
Spatial analyses are also carried out at varying geographical levels - according to relevance, availability of data and statistical limits, and the protection of privacy (among municipalities, districts (see District Monitoring project, Regional Office for Urban Development), statistical districts).
Qualitative analyses are also carried out (surveys, action research).
Integration and interpretation work
This means summarising in plain language the overall complexity of the health situation among the population.
The findings of the analyses are compared and cross-referenced, comparing quantitative and qualitative data, cross-referencing results from several sources and comparing with current literature.
The findings for the Brussels Region are, as far as possible, compared with other cities and regions, as well as the Belgian and international context.
Theories drawn from interpretation of the findings are discussed in-house and with external experts.
Findings are translated into plain language ahead of publication. .