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Inequality in disease

Index Inequality in disease

Social epidemiology focuses on the patterns in morbidity and mortality rates that emerge as a result of social characteristics. [1]

8 relations: Chronic condition, Diseases of poverty, Health equity, HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Minority stress, Population health, Population health policies and interventions, Social determinants of health.

Chronic condition

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.

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Diseases of poverty

Diseases of poverty is a term sometimes used to collectively describe diseases, disabilities, and health conditions that are more prevalent among the poor than among wealthier people.

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Health equity

Health equity refers to the study and causes of differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different populations.

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HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is the second-most affected region in the world in terms of HIV prevalence rates.

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Minority stress

Minority stress describes chronically high levels of stress faced by members of stigmatized minority groups.

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Population health

Population health has been defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group".

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Population health policies and interventions

Population health, a field which focuses on the improvement of the health outcomes for a group of individuals, has been described as consisting of three components: "health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions".

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Social determinants of health

The social determinants of health are linked to the economic and social conditions and their distribution among the population that influence individual and group differences in health status.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inequality_in_disease

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