An Analyzing the Socio-Demographic Variables Impact on Health Status of Bangladesh

11 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2013 Last revised: 11 Nov 2013

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Mahbub Howlader

Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE)

Date Written: July 17, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Howlader, Mahbub, An Analyzing the Socio-Demographic Variables Impact on Health Status of Bangladesh (July 17, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2294871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2294871

Mahbub Howlader (Contact Author)

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patuakhali govt. college patuakhali
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Bangladesh
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