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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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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Marrone during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10