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Citizens Health Protection Behaviour Against Vector Born Diseases In Greece: The Case Of Xanthi

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  • Lambros TSOURGIANNIS

    () (Directorate of Public Health and Social Care of Regional District of Xanthi, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Xanthi, Greece)

  • Despoina CHATZIPANAGIOTOU

    (Directorate of Public Health and Social Care of Regional District of Xanthi, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Xanthi, Greece)

  • Loukas GEORGIOU

    (General Directorate of Public Health and Social Care of Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Komotini, Greece)

  • Kyriakos PAVLIDIS

    (Directorate of Public Health and Social Care of Regional District of Xanthi, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Xanthi, Greece)

  • Valentin DISLIAN

    (4th Sanitary Region of Macedonia and Thrace, Xanthi, Greece)

Abstract

During the period of 2012-2014 a West Nile Virus (WNV) outbreak occurred in the Regional District of Xanthi in Greece. As the self-protection measures are the most important for securing the public health this paper aims to explore the citizens buying behavior towards those measures, to classify them into groups and to profile each group accordingto their demographic characteristics. Age, education, number of children, number of family members, occupation and infection from WNV found to be significant related to people expenses towards self-protection measure. Moreover, people that have been infected from WNV have different demographic profile than those who have not being infected.

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  • Lambros TSOURGIANNIS & Despoina CHATZIPANAGIOTOU & Loukas GEORGIOU & Kyriakos PAVLIDIS & Valentin DISLIAN, 2016. "Citizens Health Protection Behaviour Against Vector Born Diseases In Greece: The Case Of Xanthi," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 15(2), pages 29-37.
  • Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2016:i:2:p:29-37
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    Keywords

    West Nile Virus; Consumers attitudes towards self-protection measures against mosquitoes; Buying behavior towards mosquito repellents.;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing

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