Gender and use of health care among older adults in Egypt and Tunisia.

@article{Yount2004GenderAU,
  title={Gender and use of health care among older adults in Egypt and Tunisia.},
  author={Kathryn Mary Yount and Emily M Agree and Cesar J. Rebellon},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 12},
  pages={2479-97}
}
In Western industrialized countries, women report using health services more often than do men. We explore the applicability of existing theory to explain gender differences in use of health care among older adults in Egypt and Tunisia, where females have received less health care than males in early life. Findings show that women report visiting providers and using medications more often than do men; however, adjusted odds of visiting doctors are comparable for women and men in Tunisia and… CONTINUE READING

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