Health And Society

As you read in chapter 11, you will note the disparities in health outcomes based on one’s social class, race, gender, neighborhood, occupation, and age, just to name a few factors.

Choose one health issue that is you see is somehow impacted by race, class, or gender.

Research it from a sociological perspective (keep in mind, there may be individual factors that contribute to the issue, BUT our goal here is to look at the social perspective.) 

For example, why are working class Americans more likely to experience morbid obesity than upper middle class Americans? Is it about cultural food preferences? Cultrual beliefs about nutrition and food quality?  A cultural tendency to use inexpensive ingredients in processed foods? Food availability influenced by wealth?

Or, why are African Americans more likely to have cardiovascular diseases?

Why are Black women three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts?

Why is the mental illness rate disproportionately higher in the Asian American community in the United States?

While some of the factors that may explain the health issues may be due to biological / genetic factors, the point of this assignment is to examine the sociological factors that may contribute to these differences. You should do some research to examine this issue, and develop a discussion post.

Post an initial 250 word response by Thursday and three total responses to other student posts (Sunday).


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