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Economic conditions, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease: analysis of the Icelandic economic collapse

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Birgisdóttir, Kristín Helga
dc.contributor.author Jonsson, Stefan Hrafn
dc.contributor.author Asgeirsdottir, Tinna Laufey
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-03T14:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-03T14:39:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-23
dc.identifier.citation Birgisdóttir, K. H., Jónsson, S. H., & Ásgeirsdóttir, T. L. (2017). Economic conditions, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease: analysis of the Icelandic economic collapse. Health Economics Review, 7(1), 20. doi:10.1186/s13561-017-0157-3
dc.identifier.issn 2191-1991
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/422
dc.description.abstract Previous research has found a positive short-term relationship between the 2008 collapse and hypertension in Icelandic males. With Iceland's economy experiencing a phase of economic recovery, an opportunity to pursue a longer-term analysis of the collapse has emerged. Using data from a nationally representative sample, fixed-effect estimations and mediation analyses were performed to explore the relationship between the Icelandic economic collapse in 2008 and the longer-term impact on hypertension and cardiovascular health. A sensitivity analysis was carried out with pooled logit models estimated as well as an alternative dependent variable. Our attrition analysis revealed that results for cardiovascular diseases were affected by attrition, but not results from estimations on the relationship between the economic crisis and hypertension. When compared to the boom year 2007, our results point to an increased probability of Icelandic women having hypertension in the year 2012, when the Icelandic economy had recovered substantially from the economic collapse in 2008. This represents a deviation from pre-crisis trends, thus suggesting a true economic-recovery impact on hypertension.
dc.description.sponsorship The project was funded by the Icelandic Research Fund (IRF grant number 130611-052) and The University of Iceland Eimskip Fund. The data collection was financed and carried out by the Directorate of Health Iceland (and formerly the Public Health Institute of Iceland). The authors would like to thank the Directorate for access to the data.
dc.format.extent 20
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Economics Review;7(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Prolonged exposure
dc.subject Crisis
dc.subject Economic conditions
dc.subject Economic downturn
dc.subject Hypertension
dc.subject Iceland
dc.subject Efnahagskreppur
dc.subject Efnahagsmál
dc.subject Bankahrunið 2008
dc.subject Háþrýstingur
dc.subject Heilsufar
dc.title Economic conditions, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease: analysis of the Icelandic economic collapse
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Health Economics Review
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13561-017-0157-3
dc.contributor.department Hagfræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Economics (UI)
dc.contributor.department Félags- og mannvísindadeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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