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Health Studies
HLST 1010
Dennis Raphael

Chapter 8 Summary Gender, Race, and Health Inequalities Kimberly Yap – 212154068 In this chapter there are certain aspects that can be distinguishable between gender and race in terms of health factors and inequalities. There are a lot of comparisons being made in terms of gender between female and male. Research demonstrates that female and male differ in factors of health and their life expectancies. These studies indicate that female and males go through different health illnesses and health risks and they are distinguished by the way they are in their everyday lives. The same thing can be said for aboriginals in Canada but slightly lower due to their living conditions in poverty. Gender, race and health inequalities are all interrelated to one factor, which is socio-economic status. Whether an individual has a good socio-economic standing is a factor that can control and determine one’s health status. Most of these issues are prominent because those who are in poverty and do not have the appropriate means of socio- economic standing and social location do not have the resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I think it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle but when the means are available it is hard to choose between survival and keeping healthy. The government should enforce better health policies to support those who are not able in terms of their socio-economic status, because there are way too many people being affected and are continuing to
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