Social Determinations of Health
Individual social characteristics and broader social forces that shape the conditions of daily life and, thus, impact health.
specific issues may happen to one gender over the other
The type of job you have, do you sit down all day, work with people who get sick etc.
*Racial and ethnic differences
traditional foods that some people may have
do you choose to smoke, drink, exercise etc
Sickness as Deviance
*Alcohol or drug addiction
*Stigma is also often associated with physical disability or simply the inability to function normally