Self-medication among Adults in Mexico


The objective is to analyze the factors that are associated with the use of self-medication/self-prescription in Mexico using survey data on adults 50 years of age and older from the 2001 Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS). The central hypothesis of the proposed research is that socioeconomic status, employment, health insurance and personal beliefs are related to the use of self-medication in Mexico. Modeling how these factors are related to self-medication will allow policymakers to evaluate the impact of, for example, healthcare reform via increases in health insurance coverage or changes in income, on self-medication.

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Award Dates: 
July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005
PARC Grant Year: 
Year 11