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Health knowledge and smoking among South African women

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  • Andrew M. Jones

    (Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, York, UK)

  • Joses M. Kirigia

    (Health Economics Unit, Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Abstract

While several studies of developed countries have attempted to understand individual smoking using economic models, no such studies have been conducted in South Africa. The purpose of this paper is to identify which factors influence individual South African women's choice to smoke cigarettes and their knowledge of the health risks of smoking. To allow for the implied correlation between the unobservable components of the reduced form equations for these health inputs the model is estimated as a bivariate probit. In order to identify those women who are most at risk of becoming smokers and those who are most likely to benefit from health education, the results show how the probability of being an uninformed non-smoker or an uninformed smoker vary across different socio-economic groups. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Andrew M. Jones & Joses M. Kirigia, 1999. "Health knowledge and smoking among South African women," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(2), pages 165-169.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:8:y:1999:i:2:p:165-169
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1050(199903)8:2<165::AID-HEC423>3.0.CO;2-6
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    1. Andrew M. Jones, 2012. "health econometrics," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Palgrave Macmillan.
    2. Jones, Andrew M., 1994. "Health, addiction, social interaction and the decision to quit smoking," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 93-110, March.
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    2. Chung, Woojin & Lim, Seungji & Lee, Sunmi, 2010. "Factors influencing gender differences in smoking and their separate contributions: Evidence from South Korea," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 70(12), pages 1966-1973, June.
    3. Kan, Kamhon & Tsai, Wei-Der, 2004. "Obesity and risk knowledge," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(5), pages 907-934, September.
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    5. Jie-Min Lee & Sheng-Hung Chen & Hsiang-Hsi Liu & Jung-Yao Hung & Mei-Yun Huang, 2010. "Effects Of Health Risk Information On Addictive Goods Consumption: A Case Of Tobacco, Alcohol, And Betel Nuts In Taiwan," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 28(3), pages 406-413, July.

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