Health Behaviors On Health And Education

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1. As I am an international student and have been in the United States for about 10 months, so I choose Johnson County, Missouri as I am staying here.
a. Health outcomes ranking: 8/115
b. Health factors ranking: 18/115
2. Health Behaviors
Excessive alcohol consumption includes binge drinking (4 or more drinks for women and 5 or more for men during a single occasion), heavy drinking (8 or more drinks for women and 15 or more for men per week) and any drinking by people younger than 21 and pregnant women (CDC, 2016). Prescription drug misuse includes taking a drug in a manner other than prescribed and taking drugs that have been prescribed to another person. I think among the four Health Behaviors variables, alcohol and drug use has the strongest
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So, I think education has the strongest impact on health. Education provides knowledge about healthy lifestyle, nutrition, preventive measures to take and make an individual capable to take a correct and good decision for one and others too. Education will also provide better understanding of the disease so the individual can manage the disease in a more effective way. A proper education can decrease mortality and morbidity rates. Better education provides higher opportunities for high paying job and safe working environments. The individual will also have health insurance through the employer which will provide access to health care. I think education also decreases alcoholism and drug abuse as they will have a nice pay and less stressful environment. In addition, literary also make it easy to navigate through the complex health care like Medicare and …show more content…
Air and water are the most important factors; we cannot survive without these. Clean air and water help in proper growth and development and functioning of both brain and body. Whereas, air and water pollution has negative effects in the health of the individual. Air pollution causes respiratory problems like asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, damage airways and lungs, and increases the risk of premature death from heart or lung disease. Similarly, air pollution also causes acid rain which will cause rashes and other skin diseases and contribute to water pollution. Water pollution can cause gastro-intestinal diseases, poisoning, eyes infection and other health problems such as cancers. Air and water pollution not only affects health, it also threatens the wild habitat and

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