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“Background: In a push for universal health coverage,
“Objective: Using nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys, this research assessed the social determinants of health insurance coverage, including media exposure, in
“Results: Health insurance coverage increased 3.30 times from 1.48% in 2011 to 4.89% in 2016.
“In both years, coverage was associated with higher education, older age, higher wealth levels, and exposure to newspaper and television. Compared to those with no exposure to newspaper, those with newspaper exposure at least once a week were 1.80 times (2011) and 1.86 times (2016) more likely to be insured. Similar results were obtained for television exposure. Conclusion: Initiatives that target the poor and less educated will be necessary if
This preprint has not been peer-reviewed.
For more information on this research see: http://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.07.21263212v1
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