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Title Risking Your Health : Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors / Damien de Walque, editor.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, December 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps, graphs
Series Human Development Perspectives
Human development perspectives.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Viewed April 6, 2015.
Subject Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Developing countries.
Health risk assessment -- Developing countries.
Health behavior -- Developing countries.
Public health -- Developing countries.
Poverty -- Developing countries.
Health status indicators -- Developing countries.
Social problems -- Developing countries.
Developing Countries.
Public Health.
Health Behavior.
Health Status Indicators.
Risk Factors.
Social Problems.
Developing countries.
Contents Overview of the Prevalence and Trends of Risky Behaviors in the Developing World / Damien de Walque and Sébastien Piguet -- Determinants of Risky Behavior / Mattias Lundberg and Gil Shapira -- The Consequences of Risky Behaviors / Alaka Holla -- Targeting Risky Behaviors Using Nonprice Interventions:Legislation, Information, and Education / Aakanksha H. Pande -- Using Economic Mechanisms to Reduce Risky Behaviors:Tax Policies and Other Incentives / Damien de Walque.
Summary Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are formed and what are their consequences.
Other Author Walque, Damien de, editor.
Other Title Print version: Risking Your Health : Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors. Washington : World Bank Publications, ©2014 9780821399064