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BOX H - What determines health? Print E-mail

Ontario Public Health PractionersSocioeconomic environment
Income, income distribution and social status
Social support networks
Education
Employment and working conditions
Social environments
Social inclusion and exclusion
Food security

Physical environment
Air, water and soil quality
Housing
Community design
Workplace safety
Transportation
Communications

Child development
Pre-natal nutrition
Early childhood experiences

Personal health practices
Smoking
Use of alcohol and drugs
Physical activity
Eating habits

Individual capacity and coping skills
Social environments that enable choices
Knowledge, intentions, behaviour and coping skills

Biology
Genetic endowment
Organic make-up of human body

Health services

Services designed to maintain and promote health
Disease and injury prevention
Medical care

Gender
Socially created roles, power and influence
Sexual and physical violence

Ethnicity & culture

Values and norms of cultural groups
Socially created marginalization
Racism and dominance
Language and cultural differences
Social inclusion and exclusion

(Edwards, 2002)

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 08:13