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countries Life expectancy is substantially different among
different groups in US
different Women outlive men by 6 years African American women life expectancy higher than white
men Those with income of >/= $25,000 live 3-7 years longer than
those with <$10,000
those HP 2010 Quality of Life
Quality Global Assessment Healthy Days Years of Healthy Life Not increasing at same rate
as life expectancy
as HP 2010 Health Disparities
Race or ethnicity
Education or income
Sexual orientation What is Disparity?
Gender Women have a life expectancy at birth of
6 years more than men.
years Men are 2x more likely than women to
die of unintentional injuries
die HP 2010 Race and Ethnicity
Race Differences not
explained by current
biologic and genetic
characteristics Believed to be result
interaction of: genetic
and specific health
behaviors HP 2010 Race and Ethnicity
Race Infant mortality rate among African Americans
(AA) is nearly 2x that of whites.
(AA) Heart disease is almost 40% higher for AA than
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course HLTH 240 taught by Professor Breeden during the Spring '10 term at Clemson.
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