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Unformatted text preview: Foundations of Health Education Determinants of Health 1. Heredity- Unchangable 2. Behavior- Lifestyle choices 3. Enviorment – Contextual 4.Health Care Service- Accessibilty, Affordabilty, Availablity, How Healthy Are We? • The majority of Americans (66%) believe they are in ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ health, yet 20% are afraid to go to the doctor • The majority (66%) say they would prefer to change their diets to treat a health problem rather than take medication • A large majority of Americans currently take medications with ½ using Rx drugs and 1/3 using OTCs • Half of all Americans do NOT exercise regularly or at all, but 87% say they should • More women than men utilize the health care system regularly • 2/3 of Americans (in this survey) support Assisted Suicide • Most people are concerned about having enough money or insurance to pay for a major illness or operation or for long-term care • Slightly less than 50% of people self-medicate rather than having to pay for a doctor’s/health care provider...
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- Spring '08
- Life expectancy, World Health Organization