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Culture_Gender_Tra - Examples – Infant mortality – Life span – Cancer 3 4 Years of healthy life as proportion of life expectancy U.S

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1 Culture, Gender and Transition HP 200 November 9, 2006 Fall 2006 GM Roybal, M.D., M.P.H. Does Health Differ Between: λ Women? λ Men? λ Races? λ Ethnicity? λ Religion? λ Nationality? λ Urban/Rural? What is gender? λ How do you define gender? – Anatomy? – Sexuality? – Sexual preference? – Culture? How do you define culture? λ What is culture? – Biologic necessity? – Social construct? – Individual? – Group? λ School λ Work λ Home
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2 What is Race? λ How would you define “race”? – What are the differences you use to determine race? λ Appearance? λ Heredity? λ Genetics? λ Social Construct? Culture, gender, race: λ They are what YOU/I say they are! – How do people define themselves. – How are people defined by others. What about age? λ What is: – Young? – Old? – Middle-Aged? How does culture, gender, race effect disease and illness?
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Unformatted text preview: λ Examples: – Infant mortality – Life span – Cancer 3 4 Years of healthy life as proportion of life expectancy, U.S. population (1980) (Healthy People 2000) Healthy life 62 years Dysfunctional life: 11.7 yrs. Longevity in leading “developed” nations Japan 75.9 (1) Sweden 74.2 (2) Australia 73.2 (3) Italy 72.7 (4) France 72.6 (5) UK 72.4 (6) Ireland 71.6 (7) USA 71.6 (7) 5 The absence of disease and injury and the experience of health are not the same Country Percent reporting health “very good”* Life expectancy (years) Ireland 48 71.6 (7) USA 40 71.6 (7) UK 39 72.4 (6) Sweden 38 74.2 (2) Australia 36 73.2 (3) France 19 72.6 (5) Italy 15 72.7 (4) Japan 9 75.9 (1) * Gallup Poll, 1989, 1990 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15...
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