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determinants of health

factors that raise or lower a level of health in a population or individual.


- help explain or predict trends


- explain why some groups have it worse than others

biological

factors relating to the body that impacts on health


- genetics


- body weight


- hormonal changes

behavioural

actions or patterns of living of an individual or a group that impacts on health


- sun protection - food intake


- levels of physical activity


- substance use - sexual practises


- skills to develop and maintain friendships


- seeking help from health professionals

physical environment

the physical surroundings in which we live, work and play


- tobacco smoking in the house hold


- housing environment


- work environment


- access to recreational facilities

social environment (family and community)

aspects of society and the social environment that impact health


- family cohesion


- socioeconomic status of parents


- media


- community and civic participation (sport, art, faith based activities)


- access to education