Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Whitehall Study, Black Report, Margaret Thatcher

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Class 5 is the lowest level (unskilled labour) Lowest class had a mortality rates that was 3 times higher then that of the highest. Study of 18,000 civil servants (male government workers) aged 35-55. The more senior you are in the employment hierarchy the longer you will live, Whitehall study (1967) and the less likely you will die from cvd. employment grade. grades. for the following: cancer, lung disease, depression, suicide, smoking, obesity, lower levels of physical activity in employees of the lower grades. Even with high risk behaviours, the higher grades only had 2 times the risk of cvd. People in high executive positions have more heart attacks because of their stress levels (not true) 2. poor health is only for people in poverty, for people who are a disadvantage to. Mortality rates increased gradually as you went down through the different. Also found an increase in morbidity, mortality, and risk of high risk behaviours society. (not true)

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