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HEALTH AND MEDICINE The Black Death N Due to the spread of bacillus from lice to rats to people N It spread fast because everyone lived very close together N Life expectancy: average age at death of members in population SOCIAL CASUES OF ILNESS AND DEATH Human-environmental factors N Divisions such as social class, occupation and nationality N Some environments foster good health while others impose on added risks of bad health N Environmental racism putting environmental dangers on the disadvantaged (e.g. first nations people) Lifestyle Factors N Smoking, excessive use of alcohol, poor diet, lack of excerisize N E.g; smoking can lead to lung cancer, strokes, emphysema and pre mature birth N 50 000 deaths a year are caused by smoking N Social isolation, un married people have a greater chance of dying versus married people Factors related to the public health care systems N The state of a nations health depends partly on public and private efforts to improve peoples well being and treat their illness N Public health system comprises government run programs that ensure acess to clean drinkning water basic sewage and sanitations N Health care systems; composed of the nations pubic clinics and hopsitals Country Of Residence class ineqaulties of health care N HIVAIDS is the leading cause of death in Haiti N Extreme poverty has forced many Haitians into poverty and many tourists from outside countries have carried it into the country N HIVAIDS illustrates that global inequlity (such as poverty, education etc) influences the exposure of peopleto different health risks and how they can recover from it N Prosperity increases health through biomedical advances such as new medicines N Infant mortality; the number of deaths before the age of one for every 1000 births in one year N On average, people with low income die at a younfer age than people with high income N Canadians experience lower rates of sickness, improved helath and longer life expectanciesat each stepup the income ladder
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