2022 MAY 31 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News — Investigators publish new report on diet and nutrition. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Whether health insurance reduces alcohol consumption has been debated.”
Financial supporters for this research include Shanghai Jiao Tong University-yale Joint Center For Health Policy.
The news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine: “To identify it, the authors used three-wave balance panel data from China Health and Nutrition Survey and applied a two-way fixed-effect model. The authors found that (1) health insurance reduces alcohol consumption, (2) the effect would be deducted when they have been diagnosed with diabetes, (3) the heterogeneity existed between old and young individuals as well as rural and urban areas, those old individuals would behave more cautious, and urban individuals would consume more alcohol.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “This study identified the effects of health insurance and the moderating effect of diabetes, which were helpful for policymakers to optimize health insurance policy to ensure the sustainability of health insurance and suggested that primary medical staff should assist patients to establish healthy living habits and reduce their risky behaviors.”
For more information on this research see: Does Health Insurance Reduce the Alcohol Consumption? Evidence from China Health and Nutrition Survey. Sustainability, 2022,14(5693):5693. (Sustainability – http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability). The publisher for Sustainability is MDPI AG.
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095693.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Chenhao Yu, School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, People’s Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Huigang Liang, Zhiruo Zhang. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world.