Chronic Illnesses and Socio-Economic Conditions: The Finland Case 1964 and 1968

Fleissner P (1979). Chronic Illnesses and Socio-Economic Conditions: The Finland Case 1964 and 1968. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-029

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present empirical evidence of the importance of socio-economic conditions for health. Simulation models of health care systems should take into account social and economic factors in order to represent reality more adequately.

This paper is concerned with the prevalence of chronic illnesses in Finland for the years 1964 and 1968. Three different methods of analysis of variance are used to establish quantitative relationships between the prevalence of chronic illnesses and socio-economic factors such as income of family head, quantity of medical supplies, and distance to the nearest physician. A strong inverse relationship between the prevalence of chronic illnesses and income was found to be about ten times higher than the relationship between chronic illnesses and medical supply variables.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 15:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1154

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