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how  does health depends on social and economic factors?

Asked by Atharva 14th March 2015, 7:15 AM
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Hi Atharva,

  • Health is affected not because of a single factor, but due to the interaction of many different factors such as personal, social, economic and environmental factors.
  • The interactions among these factors ultimately decide the health of an individual.
  • Social and economic factors such as income levels, educational levels, access to housing, sanitation, and nutritional status in a society determine the health of an individual.

Situations of ill-health

Factors responsible

Manager of a multinational company suffers from heart attack.

Personal and social

A pregnant woman who works as a daily labourer is tired all the time.

Personal and economic

Members of a family staying in slums suffer from diarrhoea.

Social, economic and environmental

Answered by Expert 16th March 2015, 6:18 PM
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