American health : demographics and spending of health care consumers / by the editors of New Strategist Publications.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist Publications, c2007.
Description
xvi, 464 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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American Health: Demographics of Health Care consumers brings together in one volume data on health care consumers from many sources, providing a comprehensive look at the demand for health care. With more than 300 tables, American Health includes twice as many tables as the federal governmentʼs annual health care reference book, Health, United States. It provides a comprehensive look at the demographics of health care consumers and the services they use, ranging from cosmetic surgery to prayer as alternative medicine, from doctor visits to contraception. It includes detailed health care spending data from the federal governmentʼs highly respected Consumer Expenditure Survey and the less well-known Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. It presents the latest data on health care coverage and the reasons people do not have health insurance. It has the latest information on the growing girth of the population, in pounds and percentages. It examines teen attitudes toward sex and teen and adult use of contraception. Most of the tables in American Health are based on data collected by the federal government, in particular the National Center for Health Statistics. From the Introduction.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 450-453) and index.
Contents
Addictions -- Aging -- Alternative medicine -- Attitudes toward health care -- Births -- Health care coverage and cost -- Deaths -- Disability -- Diseases and conditions -- Health care visits -- Hospital care -- Mental health -- Sexual attitudes and behavior -- Weight and exercise.
ISBN
  • 9781933588100
  • 1933588101
OCLC
148758691
RCP
N - O