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The Inequality Of Health Distribution

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Health is unequally distributed because everyone has not the same resource to live a heathy life. Some group of people have more than enough resource to live a healthy life when there is other group of people who are in lack of resource. of it. Also if health was socially constructed, we would not see the pattern related to health inequality. They are many reports furnished by the sociologists after their research that proved the inequality on health distribution. Researchers have find that the health has been inequality distribution by groups including: social class, gender, and ethnicity. Many issues have served them to come on these conclusions included: infant deaths, morbidity, disability, mortality rates and life expectancy. In…show more content…
The lower social lass a person can be; the lower life expectancy he can have. Low class people are more likely to be exposed on many types of health hazards such as living in a polluted area, having a poor diet, housing problem. It can also affect the person mental health such as stress. The UK has the fifth most unequal incomes of 30 countries in the developed world, but is relatively equal in terms of wealth. While the top fifth have 40% of the country 's income and 60% of the country 's wealth, the bottom fifth have only 8% of the income and only 1% of the wealth According to BBC Bitesize (2016) between 30 developed world countries, UK has the fifth most unequal in income. Take exemple of the high class people living in wealthy Glasgow tower of Lenzie have a life expectancy of 82 however the low class people living in the city’s Calton area (just eight miles to Lenzie) have a life expectancy of 54. In term of gender Who (2008) argue that inequality on health distribution between gender is a result of social and biological factors. In UK, males at all ages dies younger than female. The main causes of death are: Injury (from Fire and flames, motor vehicle accidents and many other accidents), cardiovascular disease, suicide and cancer. Study by Scrambler show the mains social factors that explain the high mortality on males these are: • Alcohol: Male of all age group tend to drink more than female. • Smoking: men tend to be smokers than women • Employment:
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