Health Behaviorsfall 2011 (Aug 31)

Health Behaviorsfall 2011 (Aug 31) - Health Behaviors...

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Health Behaviors
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3 Leading Causes of Leading Causes of Actual Causes of Actual Causes of Death the in the U.S. Death the in the U.S. Death in the U.S. Death in the U.S.
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Camcraft—wellness program Try to prevent catastrophic claims Increase productivity Short term activities work best Chicago Tribune August 30,2010
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QuickStats: Prevalence of Selected Unhealthy Behavior Characteristics Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years, by Race* --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005--2007†
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Health Behaviors What motivates and influences? Individual factors Social/cultural/group factors Socioeconomic and structural factors Political factors Environmental factors
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Health Promotion: An Overview A general philosophy Good health is a personal and collective achievement Helping people maintain healthy lifestyles Cost effectiveness Less costly than disease prevention Occurs through individual efforts, interaction with the medical system, mass media, and legislation
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Health Behaviors: Role of Behavioral Factors Patterns of disease in the U.S. have changed from acute infectious disorders to “preventable” disorders. Half the deaths in the U.S. are caused by preventable behaviors Obesity and lack of exercise About to overtake tobacco as the most preventable cause of death in the U.S.
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Health Behaviors: Role of Behavioral Factors Successful modification of health behaviors can Reduce deaths due to lifestyle related illnesses. Delay time of death, increasing longevity. Expand years of life free from chronic disease complications
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What are Health Behaviors? Behaviors undertaken by people to enhance or maintain their health. Health habits Firmly established behaviors that are often performed automatically Examples: wearing a seatbelt, brushing one’s teeth Health habits begin in childhood and stabilize at ages 11 or 12
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Primary Prevention Taking measures to combat risk factors for
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CHLH 304 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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