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Economic uncertainty and cardiovascular disease mortality

Kyriopoulos, Ilias-Ioannis (2023) Economic uncertainty and cardiovascular disease mortality. Health Economics, 32 (7). pp. 1550-1560. ISSN 1057-9230

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Identification Number: 10.1002/hec.4678


Previous studies have found a link between economic conditions, such as recessions and unemployment, and cardiovascular disease as well as other health outcomes. More recent research argues that economic uncertainty—independently of unemployment—can affect health outcomes. Using data from England and Wales, we study the association between fluctuations in economic uncertainty and cardiovascular disease mortality in the short term for the period 2001–2019. Controlling for several economic indicators (including unemployment), we find that economic uncertainty alone is strongly associated with deaths attributed to diseases of the circulatory system, ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Our findings highlight the short-term link between economic conditions and cardiovascular health and reveal yet another health outcome that is associated with uncertainty.

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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s).
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 12:39
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 18:57

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