Sociology 2140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Cardiovascular Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Coronary Artery Disease

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Who deiniion of health: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Sociologists how social forces afect and are afected by health and illness/ why some groups sufer more illness than others, and how illness afects people"s ideniies and relaionships with others. Epidemiology: study of the distribuion of disease within a populaion. Epidemiologist: person who studies the social origin and distribuion of health problems in a populaion and how paterns of illness and disease vary between/within socieies. Epidemiological transiion: shit from society characterized by low life expectancy with parasiic, infecious diseases to one characterized by high life expectancy with chronic and degeneraive diseases. Morbidity: illnesses and diseases and the symptoms/impairments they produce. Acute condiion: short-term (no more than 3 months) Co-morbidity: having numerous diseases i. e. tb is the most common cause of death in people with. Incidence: number of new cases of a speciic health problem within a given populaion during a speciied period.

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