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THE INFLUENCE OF ACTIVITY LEVEL ON HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE

by Roussos, Chris Devlin

Abstract

Using data from NHIS from the years 2017, 2015, and 2013, I use OLS regressions to investigate the relationship between activity frequency, duration, and type of exercise (moderate, vigorous, and strength activity). I find that when controlling for variables such as sex, age, smoking status, mental health status, and insurance coverage, activity level is not consistently correlated with annual healthcare cost. The effects of exercise are complex but have implications for individuals’ healthcare costs, government programs, and the insurance and fitness industries.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:30829
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
40 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Richard Peterson
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2019-05