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Having Private Cancer Insurance in Korea: Gender Differences
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Having Private Cancer Insurance in Korea: Gender Differences
Yoo, Ki-Bong; Noh, Jin-Won; Kwon, Young Dae; Cho, Kyoung Hee; Choi, Young; Kim, Jae-Hyun;
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 Abstract
Background: As coverage of public insurance is not sufficient to cover diagnosis or treatment of cancer, having private health insurance is important to prepare for unexpected expenses of cancer. The purpose of this study was to assess factors associated with having private cancer insurance, considering gender among the socio-demographic factors and health behavior. Materials and Methods: We used data from the 2011 Korea Health Panel, which included 10,871 participants aged 20 years and older. Socio-demographics, health behavior, and perceived cancer risk were the independent variables and having private cancer insurance was the dependent variable. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with having private cancer insurance. Results: The variables relating to middle age, higher education, higher household income, married men, and the perceived cancer risk groups of 1-10% and 11-30% were significantly associated with having private cancer insurance. Additionally, females who had private non-cancer health insurance were positively associated with the dependent variables (OR
 Keywords
Private cancer insurance;perceived cancer risk;gender differences;Korea;
 Language
English
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