Lecture 1 Medical Sociology

Lecture 1 Medical Sociology - Medical Sociology Lecture 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Medical Sociology Lecture 1 The United States spends two times more per person on health care than any other industrialized country. Still, life expectancy in the United States ranks 29th in the world Infant mortality ranks 31st. African American males living in Washington, DC have a lower life expectancy (57.9 years) than men living in Bangladesh (58.1) and Ghana (58.3). White infants born to women who did not complete high school are 80% more likely to die before their first birthday than those born to women with a college degree. BUT… Babies born to African American women with a college degree still die before their first birthday at greater rates than those born to white women who haven’t finished high school. 22% of children in the United States live in poverty, the most in the industrialized world. Comparable figures for the Nordic countries are 4% and less. Preview...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course SOCY 360 taught by Professor Stepanikova during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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