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The Effect of Education on Health Behavior after Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Human Capital and Health Behavior

ISBN: 978-1-78635-466-2, eISBN: 978-1-78635-465-5

ISSN: 0731-2199

Publication date: 20 May 2017

Abstract

The results according to intention-to-treat indicate that screening does not increase the occurrence of lifestyle related diseases among individuals with a high level of education, while there is an increase for individuals with low levels of education. These results are supported by the further analyses among individuals with a negative screening test.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to organizers and participants at the Human Capital and Health Behavior Conference at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of Gothenburg for helpful comments. Thank you in particular to discussant Anne Royalty and to reviewer Robert Kaestner. Thank you also to participants at seminars at University of Hamburg, University of Oslo, the EuHEA conference in Hamburg 2016 and to Magnus Løberg for suggestions and help. The usual disclaimer applies.

Citation

Aas, E., Iversen, T. and Hoff, G. (2017), "The Effect of Education on Health Behavior after Screening for Colorectal Cancer", Human Capital and Health Behavior (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 207-242. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0731-219920170000025007

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