Gender and Health-Related Behavior

  • Ingrid Waldron

Abstract

For this review, health-related behavior has been defined broadly to include any behavior that has a significant effect on health or is generally believed to have such an effect. Health-related behavior can be subdivided into risky behavior, preventive behavior, and treatment-seeking or self-treatment. The following paragraphs briefly summarize gender differences in each of these categories of health-related behavior.

Keywords

Gender Difference Anorexia Nervosa Heavy Drinking Physician Visit Smoking Cessation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Waldron
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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