On the Health Equity quiz I did not do very good only getting 3 of the 10 questions corrects. To me, all of the statistics were surprising even the ones that I got right. In particular, and not as surprising as it is eye opening, is the fact that the majority of the answers could have been figured out by knowing the huge differences in life expectancy of the rich versus the poor. Economic status in the United States is a huge indicator of whether or not certain areas are going to suffer from certain diseases. Lack of grocery stores with fresh food as well as no area for those in certain communities to go out and play safely will lead to increased diabetes in certain areas. This disease is one that may look like it is discriminating against certain ethnicities when in reality it comes down to status of the community and availability of resources to the people living within them. This correlation is very easy to see in the example I chose to highlight of the Naive American tribes in Arizona.
The case study that I chose was about two Native American tribes in Arizona. The urbanization and development of their surrounding area only had a negative affect on the natives. The case study revealed that as Arizona developed its urban areas it also blocked off all water sources leading to two native american tribes. This consequently increased the rate of diabetes among the tribes to about 1/2 of the natives would develop diabetes in their lifetimes. This was aided by the fact the population of native americans were primarily living in poverty and well as the food that the government was providing them as compensation to cutting off the river being a diabetic nightmare. While genes played a role passing down a disposition to getting diabetes the overwhelming factors attributing to the disease were the food supplements given to the tribes as well as socioeconomic status.