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Psychological gender differences in general health examinations: evidence from a 2016 Vietnamese cross-section dataset

Quan Hoang Vuong

No 17-005, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Whether or not periodic general health examinations (GHEs) should be maintained is a controversial issue. This study mainly focuses on the influence of gender and psychological factors on periodic GHEs. To clarify the relationship between the factors mentioned above, a survey has been carried out in Hanoi and surrounding areas, collecting 2,068 valid observations; the dataset was then analyzed using the baseline category logit model. Results show that most people are afraid of discovering diseases through general health examinations (76.64%), and among them the psychological fear of illness detection appears to be stronger for females than for males (β1(male)=-0.409, P

Keywords: Periodic general health examination; psychological fear; gender; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 p.
Date: 2017-02-06
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