On portfolios of preventive decisions for multiple health risks : evidence from US data

Courbage, Christophe (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Kalouguina, Veronika (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale ; University of Lausanne)

Using the U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey dataset, this paper investigates the determinants of the number of individual preventive activities performed simultaneously over a year as well as the interactions between these preventive activities. Our results show the importance of information-related variables in driving preventive activities, in particular awareness of illness, access to information, having a general practitioner and the typology of information provided by health professionals. Results di_er according to the type of preventive activities considered, being behavioural or medicalised preventive activities. We also identify preventive activities which are complementary to each other. These results over useful insights in terms of prevention-related policies.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Paris, France, 6-7 décembre 2018
Date:
2018-12
Paris, France
6-7 décembre 2018
Pagination:
24 p.
Published in:
Actes des 40èmes Journées des Économistes de la Santé Français
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