Diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviours: Analysis of trends, inequalities and clustering in selected oecd countries

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2B4IEfy on December 11, 2017 at 04:29PM Prevalence of non-communicable diseases has increased in past decades in the OECD. These conditions have many risk factors, including poor quality diet, insufficient physical activity, and excess sedentarism. These behaviours are also at the root of overweight and obesity, which are themselves risk factors […]

Readiness of electronic health record systems to contribute to national health information and research

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2BBEZXG on December 11, 2017 at 04:29PM All countries are investing in the development of electronic health (clinical) records, but only some countries are moving forward the possibility of data extraction for research, statistics and other uses that serve the public interest. This study reports on the development and use of […]

Growing old, unhealthy and unequal: an exploratory study on the health of Portuguese individuals aged 50+

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2B3SJtb on December 11, 2017 at 04:29PM In this study we provide evidence on the health status and the role of gender and socioeconomic inequality in self-reported health and morbidity status amongst the elderly in Portugal. We find a negative self-perception of health status amongst the elderly; high prevalence of chronic […]