Socio Test II - SES{physical psychosocial unemployment...

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Unformatted text preview: SES {physical, psychosocial, unemployment} health {physical, psychosocial, unemployment} : Resources to reduce demands: Benefits, Friends and Family EAP-(Employment assistance program)- on site counseling at UT is another benefit People who are unemployed are more likely to : 1- Suicide 2- Risky health behaviors Drinking, smoking, taking drugs 3- Mental health Depression, anxiety 4- Physical health Stress (produce chemical reactions which are likely to damage immune system) 5- Premature death SES Health Behaviors X Health As SES increases health behaviors are better Nole says it our responsibility as a society to be healthy. A lot of the death and dieses is the result of a set of constrained behaviors What are they doing? 1-overeating and fluoridation (healthy teeth, mouth) 2- driving fast (car accidents, most common at adolescence) # Of death vs. age graph would be low low low low to a sharp increase 3-drinking too much (being drunk leads to stupid things) 4- not exercising 5-not seeking preventat ive care 6-not enough sleep Why are they doing it? 1- In denial + instant gratification 2- A feeling that nature can be conquered 3- Die early then suffer old age 4- Crime depression (don’t feel like they exist in life) 5- Disinterest of physicians a. Most doctors don’t spend time with their patients i. Not really interest, but time is what the professor thinks b. Boutique medicine practice Poor people are more likely to emerge in r isky health behaviors. Why? 1- Lack of knowledge 2- Little access to care (especially preventative care) 3- Stress coping a. Smoking (weight loss, stress) b. Drinking (coping mechanisms) c. Eating (comfort food) 4- Lack of money (not eating healthy, fruit) 5- Lack of access to services of goods 6- Dangerous neighborhoods Behaviors worst for people 1- Cigarettes a. Trends show it has decreased, 50% of men, now its less then 30% of men smoke b. As education increases, less likely to smoke i. Pregnant moms should not smoke ii. White women (almost half) with high school education smoke iii. Hispanic women with low (still highest with low educat ion) c. Tobacco companies have developed many things to get around how bad cigarettes are i. Low tar cigarettes ii. 2 nd hand tried to convince government (EPA) that its not worst because of law suits things changed when government got report by surgeon general. iii. Nicotine levels have risen 10% in the last 6 years (not sure how credible this article was) 2- Excessive drinking a. HDL (good) b. LDL (bad) – sits in blood stream, clogs arteries i. Red wine (alcohol) thins out and washes it away. Boosts levels of HDL ii. But if you drink too much, it’s bad. Alcohol is a poison, can kill you iii. Drinking/driving iv. Drinking/fighting 3- Obesity a. Epidem iologists suspect this will overtake cigarette smoking as a leading cause of death in the US b. US leading count ry then Great Britain, Germany. Japan is the lowest (okonowin diet) c. As income increases, obesit ies levels decrease. As income increases, obesit ies levels decrease....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2009 for the course SOC 46615 taught by Professor Mr.b during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.

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