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SOCI 3820
Eric Mykhalovskiy

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Review of Previous Week Social Determinants of Health  Talking about the factors that affect of individually as well as within a community.  The main focus here is looking at factors beyond the use of using health care. o Housing o Nutrition  People who do this kind of work are interested in equally in its various forms.  ***Interceptoral approachstudy this as well as look it up. Article in course kit on this.  Social gradient of health Whitehall Study o The higher your social class the better your health and the poorer you are the worst off you are. o With each increase of a gradient the things are either better or worst depending on what is being measured. E.g. the poorer you are the gradient is higher in mortality.  Explanation of Social Gradient o There is not single explanation. o What are the different pathways between in social economically, psychosocially, and how that affects your body. o The lower you are on the social hierarchy the less control you have in your workplace o The predictability of your work higher you are on the hierarchy the more stable your job is o How the pay you make affects your life having low pay can cause you stress because you might not be able to pay bills. What is Gender?  Our concern is with social structures of inequalities me mindful to the introceptoral approach.  It depends on the person and in what contexts we are discussing gender. o For some peoples they define it as biomedically sex being the medical definition of being male and female.  Gender is a way of being that may or may not connect with their sex.  When we talk about sex our attention is being drawn to the biology and bodily functioning yet that is still molded by society.  Sex draws us to think about the body, and then gender is drawing our attention to the cultural and societal meanings.  Men are more likely to die and women are more likely to get sick o Men have a higher morality rate in all age range than women o When it comes to frequencies, women tend to have higher rates of sickness than men.  How do we explain the difference in mortality rate? o One reason is the physiological advantages women have over women. o The socio-cultural relationship to masculinity.  How do we explain mobility o Regardless of measure used (medical records) women tend to have more sickness in their lives especially when it come to non-fatal
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