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DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH SERVICES AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF PERCEIVED HEALTH IN HONDURAS: A NON LINEAR ECONOMETRIC MODEL APPLIED TO THREE DEPARTMENT CAPITALS

Esdras Josiel Sanchez, Tania Soledad Licona, Kenssy Jackeline Licona, Stephanie Julissa Gonzalez, Diana Alejandra Mejia, Felipe Alejandro Paredes and Luis Roberto Salinas

Applied Econometrics and International Development, 2018, vol. 18, issue 1, 87-104

Abstract: This article is pioneering by using econometric models for analyzing the perceived health factors in Honduras. A simple random samples was taken from three regions of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and Santa Barbara, later, we estimated a probit model. We conclude that there is proof of a relationship between socioeconomic factors and the perceived health, where in a cluster of 14 explanatory variables, nine are determinant and five weren´t. There was a 38% probability for a positive perceived health for an individual, which diminishes by ages older than 35. Women tended to have a better perception than men did.

Keywords: social determinants; probit model; Honduras; health. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I15 I10 C51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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