Unformatted text preview: Type II diabetes – late onset and weight and other lifestyle factor related Chronic illness is more expensive because of the amount of money it takes to manage illness with routine check-ups, medication and other interventions We are an aging population. As a society, the US is living longer than it ever has before. The rate of aging is exceeding the rate of death.-Age related illness then increases Distribution Problems: Are there social factors (gender, religion, SES, etc) that affect the rates of morbidity and mortality?-Why do white women live longer than black men and women?-More women in nursing homes...
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- Spring '10
- Sociology, Society Social Inequality