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Re: st:measuring health care needs

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st:measuring health care needs
Date   Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:52:09 +0100

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Doris Kirigia wrote:
> I have a household health expenditure and utilisation survey data and would like to use 4 variables:
> mortality, self_assessed_hs (health status), illness_4wks and chronic_illness - independently to measure health needs. My question is, which is the best method in STATA to undertake such an analysis?
> The question I am trying to address is whether the distribution of health need would differ by the measure or put differently, would either of the variables explain health need better?

You could consider the models discussed here:

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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