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Stili di vita, salute e accesso ai servizi sanitari: un’analisi delle disuguaglianze nella provincia di Modena


  • Anita Chiarolanza


  • Massimo Brunetti


  • Paolo Silvestri



On the basis of a local household survey carried out in 2006, this paper examines health inequalities of people living in the province of Modena, one of the richest areas in Italy. Health were considered using different point of view: lifestyle habits (obesity, smoking, physical exercise), use of private and public health services and quality of life. The paper finds evidence of inequalities measured using different indicators, such as income, education, gender. Family environment was found to be a clear key drivers for healthy lifestyle habits.

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  • Anita Chiarolanza & Massimo Brunetti & Paolo Silvestri, 2008. "Stili di vita, salute e accesso ai servizi sanitari: un’analisi delle disuguaglianze nella provincia di Modena," Department of Economics 0600, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".
  • Handle: RePEc:mod:depeco:0600

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    health inequalities; lifestyle habits; obesity; smoking; physical exercise; health services; quality of life; gender;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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