ANTH 3330 Lecture Notes - Health Equity, Structural Violence, Blood Sugar

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Young adults will be healthier than the elderly population. Is inequality making us sick? reference to the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health : education, built environment, early child experiences, employment, housing. Income directly shapes: medical care, 5. 6x more likely to drop out of school. How can income affect health: parents incomes shapes the next generation"s: Children raised in poverty: have lower levels of education attainment. The social gradient of health: social gradient, in which the more income and wealth people have, the more likely they are to live longer, while people with less income and wealth can expect to live comparatively shorter lives. Two examples of medical anthropological research on health disparities and inequalities: non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (niddm), type 2, diabetes mellitus: chronic high blood glucose hyperglycaemia, one of the first symptoms is glucose present in urine.

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