Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 8

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 8 - Lecture 8 I....

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 8 I. Epidemiology of Gunshot Deaths A. Gunshot deaths unique US Problem i. Higher than other countries, especially in the south ii. South has more guns owned B. Gun in the home increases odds of gunshot deaths i. Suicides/homicides C. Owing a gun increases changes of victim being killed when criminal breaks into your home i. 11% of children die by gunshot wombs ii. 17% of adolescents die by gunshot wombs iii. 41% of African men dye by gunshot wombs II. Age A. Huge Age Differences in health (lifespan) i. 47 years death before, 77ish years old now ii. Public health improvements B. Changes for elderly i. Living longer, 65+, healthier, more active/independent ii. Vote more, dont usually vote to help young people C. Changes for country i. More pressure on Medicare ii. More pressure finical well being of medical care/Medicaid (young people ask to pay for) ii....
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Hanssell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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