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Define: SES

social standing of an individual in comparison to others in that society. Based on education, income and occupation.

2

generally, the higher the ses,

the better health (and vice versa)

3

How does income affect health?

 Affects accessibility to food, recreation (healthy body weight), healthcare (reduces morbidity and mortality), transport (social connection), education.

4

HOw does occupation affect health

people of manual occupations often come from a lower SES and have higher mortality rates than those in professional occupations.
Higher risk of soft tissue injuries and back pain

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How does education affect health?

more educated, more likely to be health literate
If parents are educated, more likely to pass on value of education to children

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Define: health literate

have knowledge about factors that influence heatlh