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The Costs of Poor Health Habits

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674422261

Publication Date: 11/01/1991

223 pages

1 line illustration, 74 tables


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  • Preface
  • 1. An Overview
  • 2. Conceptual Framework
  • 3. Data and Statistical Methods
  • 4. The External Costs of Smoking
  • 5. The External Costs of Heavy Drinking
  • 6. The External Costs of Sedentary Life-Styles
  • 7. Conclusions, Limitations, and Implications
  • Appendixes
    • A. Literature Review of the Costs of Smoking and Drinking
    • B. Survival Parameters from the HRA Model
    • C. HIE Habit Batteries
    • D. Statistical Methods
    • E. Comparability of HIE and NHIS
    • F. Excise Taxes and Demand
    • C. Parameters Used in the Cost Model
    • H. A Note on the Alcohol Tax
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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