P3 M2 D1 Patterns and Trends in Health and Ilness Among Diffrent Social Groups

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P3 Explain patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groupings Gender Men and women have different levels of risks of getting mental illnesses such as alcohol dependency. This is “more than twice as high in men than women. In developed countries, approximately 1 in 5 men and 1 in 12 women develop alcohol dependence during their lives” WHO 2015. This clearly shows that men and women have different risks when it comes to health and illness. Men are also twice as likely to have personality disorders, but women are more likely to have anxiety and depression than men are. Women have more accounts of sexual harassment and rape and this has a knock on effect to the amount of people with depression. Social class…show more content…
This could be due to the environment in which they live or the DNA of the ethnic group. Some ethnic groups do not report long-term illnesses so this may affect the statistics. Asians also have a high level of illness as they do not live the same as the western world, for example due to religion and personal preference some Asians do not eat meat which can have a direct effect on their health. Also travellers and gypsys live in places with poor sanitation such as caravans and makeshift camps which do not have flushing toilets and other hygiene products. This may put their health at risk. Age People of older age are more likely to have long-term or fatal illnesses “In 1995, only 21% of all deaths were among the under-5s, 7% among those 5-19, 29% among those 20-64, and 43% among the over-65s. By 2025, 8% of all deaths will be in the under-5s, 3% among 5-19 year-olds, 27% among 20-64 year-olds and 63% among the over-65s.” WHO 2015. Cancer, Heart disease and more commonly related to the 70-75 age group and also people aged 75 and above have more chance of becoming impaired such as visually, mentally, mobility and hearing. Women with breast cancer deprives women of 10 years of their life expectancy making women that have/do have breast cancer not live as long. The risk of

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