At first I did very poorly for the first 4 questions I did not get any correct. Then I got the idea, and I started to see the patterns of how US health is compared to other countries. I thought that it was insane how our life expectancy changed so quickly and how low we are on the scale compared to other countries. America prides itself on being “the best” honestly I don’t know if that is true. We have an alarming obesity rate and the culture promotes terrible health habits. It is very hard to stay healthy without having great determination.
Before watching this video I knew that socioeconomic status (SES) greatly affected the health of an individual and community. I never knew how fast health deteriorates once someones SES changes. The video mentions that death rate and unemployment are directly linked. They said that the rate changes “within a 10 year span and are heavily concentrated within the first 5-6 years.” I think that this is insane and that the U.S. should try to do more to reduce unemployment rather than focusing so much on things that don’t really matter too much. I can see that the company moving helps the economy and the business but it definitely does not help the people. I think that there are also non-genetic factors that play roles in the health of these people. Trends in disease depend on many factors including environment and genetics and many other things such as baseline health. The company is not the only factor playing a role in the health of these people. Some of the people may have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease and the stress from unemployment just worsens their risk of disease.