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T. Kue Young

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.001.0001

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Modeling Determinants of Population Health

Modeling Determinants of Population Health

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(p.115) 4 Modeling Determinants of Population Health
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Population Health
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T. Kue Young

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0004

This chapter presents different models and pathways of health and introduces the concept of health determinants, which include genetic susceptibility, physical environment, personal lifestyles and behaviors, and social, cultural and economic factors; explains how these factors interact in the life course of an individual; and utilizes a biopsychosocial model which connects the individual's psychoneuroendocrine and pscyhoneuroimmune mechanisms with the external environment in producing health and disease.

Keywords:   epidemiologic triad, health determinants, risk factors, genetics, physical environment, lifestyles, health behaviors, socioeconomic position, lifecourse, global burden of disease

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