A structural equation model of the determinants of health and of the demand for health care, treating health status as a latent variable, was developed using cross-sectional sample survey data representing the adult noninstitutionalized population (n=10,712) of Finland in 1987.
Attention was paid to evaluating the relative effects of different factors affecting health and demand for health care in order to make generalizations for health policy.
The maximum likehood estimates of MIMIC (multiple indicators and multiple causes) models are presented.
The results indicate the important role of lifestyle variables as health production factors, and stress the importance of decreasing smoking and reducing overweight as targets for health policy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Modèle, Analyse mathématique, Variable, Critère, Article synthèse, Homme, Finlande, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Models, Mathematical analysis, Variable, Criterion, Review, Human, Finland, Health system
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Cote : 91-0572945
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.