HDF 110 Lecture 6: Week 6 Notes (3)

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HOW AMERICAN LIFE EXPECTANCY COMPAREs TO OTHER COUNTRIES:
a. 29th place; 77.9 years
b. Tied w/ South Korea & Denmark
HOW MUCH U.S. SPENDS PER PERSON ON HEALTH CARE
a. More than double other industrialized countries
b. Spent $6102/person on medical care in 2004
More than 2x $2552 of the 30 OECD countries-- YET U.S. health
outcomes are among the worst
U.S. RANK FOR SMOKING CIGS
a. Below 25
b. U.S. has greatest inequality bt drugs/life expenctancy, fewest social
protections, & most poverty
GREATEST DIFF IN LIFE EXPECTANCY BT U.S. COUNTRIES
a. 15 years
b. Populations in wealthy communities on avg live into their 80’s
c. Some inner-city neighborhoods/Native American reservations barely live
to 60
BIGGEST KILLERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES IN MANY POOR,
SEGREGATED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE:
a. Heart disease
b. Stroke
c. Chronic diseases that harm middle-aged men
KIDS IN POVERTY ARE _____ TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE POOR HEALTH
COMPARED TO HIGH-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS:
a. 7x
b. Kids most vulnerable
c. Susceptible to: housing, poor food, bad schools, unsafe streets, chronic
stress
d. Impacts are cumulative & lead to increased risk that influences health as
adult
HOW MANY MORE SUPERMARKETS IN WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS COMPARED
TO BLACK/LATINO:
a. 4x
b. Black/Latino have more fast food & liquor stores
c. Lack stores with fresh, affordable food
WHICH GROUP HAS BEST HEALTH IN U.S.:
a. Recent Latino immigrants
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