develop diabetes compared to people living in the citys eastern or northern

Develop diabetes compared to people living in the

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develop diabetes compared to people living in the city’s eastern or northern suburb. People from lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than are those from higher socioeconomic groups. Life expectancy for Australians in the most advantaged socioeconomic group is nearly ten years higher than those in the most disadvantaged group. This has not changed over the last twenty years. Explaining the relationship between socioeconomic status and health Access to healthcare Unhealthy lifestyles Social Determinants Psychosocial Access to Healthcare? The notion that social inequalities in mortality might be due to uneven access to medical care has largely been discounted as a major contributing factor (Marmot, Bobak et al 1995)
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29/10/2019 5 Unhealthy Lifestyles? Even among people who follow ‘healthy lifestyles’ we find class based patterns of ill-health. Lifestyle factors may only account for a quarter of social class inequalities (Barry and Yuill 2008: 110). Furthermore, from a sociological perspective, behaviours and choices about diet and exercise are constrained by material resources and cultural/symbolic values (so not entirely a matter of ‘choice’). Social Determinants Approach The conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. Focus on material sources of health and illness and how these are shaped by social factors, in particular the power of different groups to control physical resources and opportunities . Also includes awareness of psychosocial factors. Debate Behavioural and social determinant (material) explanations are sometimes set up in opposition to each other.
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  • Sociology, Population health, Richard Wilkinson

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