An Analyzing the Socio-Demographic Variables Impact on Health Status of Bangladesh
11 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2013 Last revised: 11 Nov 2013
Date Written: July 17, 2013
This study scrutinizes socio-demographic variables impact upon health status. Ordinary Least squares (OLS), Probit and Tobit regression models have used for examining socio-demographic parameters shock. All of the three models are statistically significant. Tobit model produces better result than other two models. This analysis provides a valuable contribution in that individual data gives an insight on how to improve you overall health status. This study finds that age, degree of religion, income, education, employment status, marital status, health expenditure, provider health service quality, and working environment have a large effect on health status. Other variables such as gender, living quarter, and body mass index, and smoking status also significantly affect health status.
Keywords: scrutinize, socio-demographic variables, ordinary least square, probit model, tobit model, significant
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