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Injustices in Health Care

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- Injustices in Health Care o Varying morbidity and Mortality o Unequal distribution of health care services o Child born in Chile or Malaysia is more likely to survive first year of life than a child in some parts of Mississippi o Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane. o Beyond genetics Nutrition Housing Sanitation Employment Family patterns Lifestyle - The Whitehall study o Found after 25 year study o People in the lowest classes will die before people in the middle classes o People in middle classes will die before people in the upper classes - The Black report o Your health is definitely related to how much personal control you have over your life - African Americans o Chronic disorders Hypertension o Higher prevalence rates AIDS Cancer Heart disease HYPERTENSION o Hypertension 12% of the popultion 28% of diagnosed cases of hypertension Why?
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