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

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

Individuals face multiple health risks and therefore can undertake many preventive activities simultaneously creating a portfolio of preventive activities. In this article, we firstly investigate the determinants likely to influence the composition of preventive activities portfolios. Secondly, we look at the interactions between preventive activities. We use the U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey dataset conducted in 2016, comprising 22’510 observations from 50 states and U.S. territories. Our results show that information-related variables, in particular awareness of illness, access to information, and having a personal doctor, increase the portfolio size of preventive activities. We also show that vaccinations tend to be performed together with screening activities and to a lower extent with exercising.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG - Genève
Institute:
CRAG - Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2020-05
Pagination:
9 p.
Published in:
Healthcare policy
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 15, no 4, pp. 93-101
DOI:
ISSN:
1715-6580
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