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Factors affecting use of preventive medical care: An exploratory case study using Penang data


Cheah, Yong Kang (2016) Factors affecting use of preventive medical care: An exploratory case study using Penang data. Institutions and Economies, 8 (1). pp. 84-101. ISSN 2232-1640

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine socio-demographic, lifestyle and health determinants of use of preventive medical care in Malaysia. Based on a cross-sectional survey conducted in Penang (Malaysia), logit models were used to analyse the likelihood of using preventive medical care. Findings indicate age, ethnicity, marital status, history of serious family illnesses, education, income and self-rated health can affect the likelihood of using preventive medical care.In particular, young individuals, ethnic Malays, the unmarried, individuals without history of serious family illnesses, the less educated, low income earners and individuals with self-rated fair/excellent health are unlikely to use preventive medical care.Based on these findings, several population-based health policies targeted at increasing the use of preventive medical care are proposed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demography, Health, Lifestyle, Medical Care, Preventive Medicine
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Cheah Yong Kan
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 01:12
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 01:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18239

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