HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates

were more than twice as likely to die. The increased prevalence of health risk behaviors, however, did not explain the higher rate of age-adjusted mortality among those with lower incomes. "After taking baseline health status and personal health behaviors into account, we found that people with lower incomes still had a much higher risk of dying," Lantz said.

A combination of other factors associated with lower income likely play a greater role than personal lifestyle factors in explaining the elevated mortality risk. These include the greater chronic and acute stresses of daily life, decreased social supports, lower self-esteem, heightened levels of anger and hostility, and a decreased sense of control. Other key elements thought to be associated with high mortality rates among the disadvantaged include increased exposure to occupational and environmental health hazards, and lack of preventive medical care.

"Improving the health habits of Americans is a critical and important public health goal. However, health policies and interventions that primarily focus on individual health behaviors have limited potential for reducing socioeconomic disparities in mortality. This gap is due to more than lifestyle choices and therefore would persist even with improved health behaviors," Lantz said.

"The bottom line here is that income differences in mortality are due to a lot more than health risk behaviors. If we just focus on personal health behaviors in our policies and programs, we will not adequately address, much less reduce, the large economic and social inequalities in health that exist in this country."


'"/>

Contact: Amy Reyes
amelynr@umich.edu
(734) 647-4411
University of Michigan
2-Jun-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
2. Primary instrument is delivered for ESAs CryoSat mission
3. Primary-care based program reduces thoughts of suicide among older depressed patients
4. Primary care in the United States in crisis
5. Primary care highly valued, but difficulty accessing specialists undermines patient trust, UCSF study finds
6. Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
7. Cause for massively enlarged spleens in tropical countries
8. Causes of menstrual migraine explored
9. Major Causes Of Early Childhood Death From Injury Identified
10. New Model Shows How To Eradicate Worlds Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness
11. Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Ocean Springs, Mississippi-based pharmaceutical ... medical first responders across the United States. Since the start of the global ... (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , firefighters , and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... leading cloud-based business management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its ... healthcare professionals can start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Smile Brands Inc., one of the nation’s ... today announced the grand opening of another affiliated Bright Now! Dental office ... hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care at the new Beaumont location. The ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis , At this very ... of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now are needing serious relief from ... people on the planet are experiencing a great degree of emotional discomfort, be it fear ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as ... intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... September is National Ovarian ... for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. The ... ovarian cancer and about 14,000 women will die from this disease. Throughout the ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Continuing on its ... broad-spectrum sanitization, disinfection and deodorization provider - is proud to announce it has ... services for businesses and residents throughout the area. , Germinator provides a 100% ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... a board-certified reproductive and endoscopic surgeon and serves as a clinical professor in the ... elected President of the American Laparoscopy Society & Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: