Health risk behavior

Deborah LUPTON

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Abstract

Health risk behavior involves actions and related attitudes and perceptions that contribute to people's propensity to engage in, or avoid, activities that have been deemed by experts to be hazardous or dangerous to their health. Considerable research in public health and medicine has been devoted to identifying health risks and the behaviors associated with these risks in the attempt to assist people to avoid them
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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LUPTON, D. (2015). Health risk behavior. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (pp. 1-2). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781405165518.wbeosh016.pub2