HS1000 - Questions on Film Series “Unnatural Causes”, “In Sickness and In Wealth”, Thursday Jan 28,
1 .Where does the US rank in life expectancy, compared to other countries?
2 .On average, how much longer do college graduates live compared to high school graduates?
3. How does social class “get under the skin”? What is the relationship between stress and health?
What kinds of studies help to support this relationship?
Control of destiny the ability to influence the events of your life—living in a community where its not
safe to go out—job insecurity –having little control of one’s life as a result of poverty
The stress response- stress hormones-cortical- increases heart rate ect
4. What is the relationship between demand and control in the workplace?
These systems begin to work overtime it can inhibit memory can cause brain to shrink decrease immune
something…increases increase rates in disease ,faster aging process. Negative effects on cells and tissues. Auto
Less stress,better immune function
More likely to experience high blood pressure which doesn’t go back down as expected during sleep
occupations that require more demands often have less control in their workplace.
5. Food for thought: Why do you think this film series called “Unnatural Causes”? The factors that lead to death are not related to genetics or natural causes like family history of disease but stresses
related to social class and ethnicity, racism and inequality
Most of this film takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, a small city with approximately 7,000,000
residents. There are 26 council districts (neighbourhoods) in Louisville, Kentucky. As noted in the film,
each of these neighbourhoods has a distinct socioeconomic environment and health profile. Four
neighbourhoods are featured in the film: council district 16, 24, 21 and 5. Use the following questions
and table to compare the socioeconomic environments and health profiles of these neighbourhoods.
District 16 District 24 District 21 District 5
Neighbourhood 63.8% college Seems as though Sub urban .3 never received at
Characteristics education minorities live there-73.4 high school
Floor technician middle class society Not theat great an deiploma
· What is the neighbourhood 15% have a college area 69.8% life
like economically? (e.g. what education No college expectancy
% of people living in the Woman college grad education Half of them live
neighbourhood have a