September 11, 2012

Low socioeconomic status Japanese consumers age 20 - 29 impacted by costs when visiting a doctor according to study

"..socioeconomic status (SES)....Participants in the 20--29 age group reported medical costs as an obstacle in seeing a doctor....people at lower SES levels chose to rest instead of seeing a doctor or purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) medicines when sick.... individuals with a low SES do not select OTC medicines based on their effects or ingredients

 Source:Self-medication behaviors among Japanese consumers: Sex, age, and SES differences and caregivers' attitudes toward their children's health management Ikuko Aoyama, Shinichi Koyama and Haruo Hibino Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012, 11:7 doi:10.1186/1447-056X-11-7
 Published: 11 September 2012 

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