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Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors / Damien de Walque, editor.

Publication:
Washington, DC : World Bank, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (207 p.)
Series:
Human Development Perspectives
Human development perspectives
Human Development Perspectives
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Subjects:
Public health.
Developing countries.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are formed and what are their consequences. Why do people engage in risky behaviors? Many different explan
Contents:
Overview of prevalence and trends of risky behaviors by region in the developing world
Determinants of risky behavior
The consequences of risky behavior
Targeting risky behaviors using non-price interventions/legislation, information and education
Using economic mechanisms to reduce risky behaviors : tax policy and other incentives.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
World Bank.
Walque, Damien de.
ISBN:
0-8213-9907-1