Master of Science
Department or Program
AN ABSTRACT OF THE RESEARCH PAPER OF
DANIEL VANOVERBEKE, for the Master of Science degree in AGRIBUSINESS ECONOMICS, presented on AUGUST 18th, 2016 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
TITLE: U.S. HEALTH VIA EDUCATION ANALYSIS
MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Jebaraj Asirvatham
Does the level of someone’s education affect their health behaviors such as drinking and smoking? This research aims to examine the relationship between health behaviors & the level of someone’s education with health behaviors as the dependent variable. I aim to model the relationship between health behaviors and the level of education for a 2-year period from 2013-2014. My independent variables in this multiple regression are the U.S. education level, race, age and gender. And, my dependent variables in two separate regressions are the smoking health behavior variable measured in the number of cigarettes measured in the number of cigarettes one smokes in addition to the number of alcoholic drinks someone has had.