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120111 - Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee...

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Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 12-1-11 Announcements o Tuesday 12/6 : in-class review for exam; deadline for submitting peer evaluations (through UB Learns only) & course evaluation confirmations (paper copies only) https://ubcats.cas.buffalo.edu o Thursday 12/8 : in-class 3rd exam Overview o Health Trajectories What is selective mortality? How would you study obesity from a life course perspective? o Married in America 2 o Lifelong development and aging Why are lower SES groups less healthy? o Poor access to health care o Stress associated with poverty o Less healthy lifestyle Linking race and health o Racial differences in mortality rates are wide in young adult years and decline until advanced old age o How can we explain this? Selective Mortality The explanation is not based on ______________________ in health but rather on _________________________________ o Chronic disease in old age Blacks age 65-84 have a higher incidence of chronic disease than whites
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