Sociological Analysis

Sociological Analysis - Sociological analysis Introduction

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Sociological analysis Introduction A seemingly non-sensible trend is happening in the world. The poor gets more obese  and the wealthy gets healthier. Most people would think the complete opposite but that  is not the case in our modern society. This socioeconomic gradient has a strong inverse  relationship to prevalence of obesity.  “One in 4 adults below the poverty level is obese,  compared with 1 in 6 in households with an income of $67,000 or more. For minorities,  poverty has an even heavier effect: obesity strikes 1 in 3 poor African Americans.” (new  York times). In this sociological analysis, a major factor that supports this relationship is  explained. A simple correlation was discovered which has an enormous sociological  significance when trying to understand the relationship between obesity and the  socioeconomic status. Drewnowski  in  Poverty and Obesity: The Role of Energy Density  and Energy Costs  suggested that  “with a higher education and higher income level an  association was found with greater diet quality. There are recent studies done by the  USDA/Economic Research Service also showed an identical correlation between  incomes and diet quality.” (povert and obesity). ………….
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