Explain Patterns and Trends in Health and Ill Health Among Different Social Groupings

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P3 Explain patterns and trends in health and ill health among different social groupings. Explain patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groupings. Explain the measurement of health and the difficulties in measuring health. Eg. Morbidity rates, mortality rates, health events, disease incidence, disease prevalence, health surveillance, difficulties in measuring health (explain 3) Understanding patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groupings: patterns and trends according to, eg social class, gender, ethnicity, age, locality and risk behaviour (explain 3) Explain sociological explanations for patterns and trends in health and illness (artefact, natural/social selection,…show more content…
Norms and expectations in a community can also affect health for example a young women may die in a accident because norms in the community show men as 'bold riskers'. in this graph, it shows the percentages of men and women who intake alcohol per month. in this graph , it shows men take more alcohol then women. in the 'current' column, it shows almost a equal percentage of drinkers. The 'binge' and 'heavy' show a large 3-5% difference of the norms in the society. Which mean the society believe that drinking is more of a masculine activity. GRAPH Class People in the higher class tend to have a better living standards and to have a higher quality of life and health compared to those in the lower class, this is the patterns between social class. The black reports found out that the lower class tend to be the ones who end up with the most diseases such as cancer, bronchitis and diabetes. This is because the lower class had a poorer diet and they lack exercise also they are mostly alcoholic and smokers which generally lead to poor life styles. The higher class have better diets and better exercise which means they are more healthier and physically fit. Race and ethnicity There has been a lot of test run by scientists as they believe Race and Ethnicity affect health. The scientist shows that certain races of people contain a gene which can lead to a disease. This includes cystic fibrosis and other diseases. Researchers believe

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