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dc.contributor.authorChatterji, Pinkaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJoo, Heesooen_US
dc.contributor.authorLahiri, Kajalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T10:36:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-20T10:36:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60990-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the education gradient in three chronic conditions - diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. In the analysis, we take into account diagnosed as well as undiagnosed cases, and we use methods that account for the possibility that unmeasured factors exist that are correlated with education and drive both the likelihood of having the illness and the propensity to be diagnosed with illness if it exists. Data come from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2008. Our findings show that education is not associated with diagnosed diabetes or hypertension, and it is positively associated with having been diagnosed with high cholesterol. However, when we consider both undiagnosed and diagnosed cases, there is a strong, negative association between education and having diabetes or hypertension. A small, positive association between education and high cholesterol persists, even when we include undiagnosed cases. When we account for the possibility of shared, unmeasured determinants of disease prevalence and disease diagnosis that are correlated with education, we find that for all three chronic conditions, education is negatively associated with having undiagnosed chronic disease.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Social Protection 3892en_US
dc.subject.jelI19en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwChronische Krankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleExamining the education gradient in chronic illnessen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720723914en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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