The Healthcare Economist recently wrote about a clinical study published in the Journal of Health Economics that examined whether education correlates with healthy behaviors. And it seemed to prove true; those who are educated saw their doctors more often and exercised more regularly, even though education seemed to have no effect on smoking or drinking habits, which is a bit surprising. Then we read that the study was done in Korea, studying only Korean males.
Is this a health trend that we can correlate to other populations, or are Korean males simply just more prone to drinking and smoking overall? (I’m leaning towards the latter option.)
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