Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health - o More likely to die from...

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Social Determinants of Health factors influencing health include: o nutrition o clean water o lifestyle choices o social position SES and Health 3 theories: o Low SES and poor health have the same causes o Health causes social position o Social position causes health SES and Height Black women born in the 1980s are ½” shorter than previous generations (60s) o Mid to low income only o Diet French soldiers, late 1700s o Peasants recruits 3” shorter than higher class officers Sex and Gender Women o Live longest o Biological advantage o Seek health care earlier
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Men o Risky behavior in youth
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Unformatted text preview: o More likely to die from heart disease, cancer Marital Status Married live longer o Benefit greater for men BUT: o Healthy people probably more likely to marry Residence How can the ghetto cause heart disease? Race Why is diabetes nearly universal on some Native American reservations? US infant mortality chart (in book) How can racism impact infant mortality? An Exception Why are Latino immigrants healthier than the rest of us? The Hispanic Paradox (Dr. Markides)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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