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Modeling Determinants of Population Health

T. Kue Young

in Population Health

Second edition

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158540
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864379 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0004
Modeling Determinants of Population Health

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This chapter presents different models and pathways of health and introduces the concept of health determinants, which include genetic susceptibility, physical environment, personal lifestyles and behaviors, and social, cultural and economic factors; explains how these factors interact in the life course of an individual; and utilizes a biopsychosocial model which connects the individual's psychoneuroendocrine and pscyhoneuroimmune mechanisms with the external environment in producing health and disease.

Keywords: epidemiologic triad; health determinants; risk factors; genetics; physical environment; lifestyles; health behaviors; socioeconomic position; lifecourse; global burden of disease

Chapter.  24655 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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