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.
People who do this kind of work are interested in equally in its various forms.
***Interceptoral approachstudy 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
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
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
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