Social Determinants of Health

The ideation of poverty and its relationship to health inequalities and inequities is in part a valid assessment but, poverty is not necessarily the underlying primary precursors of health inequalities and inequities in a society. Population-focused determinants of societal health are more complicated than a mere function of poverty (Cohen, Chavez, & Chehimi, 2012). The ramification between societal-health comprises of multifactorial variables or risk factors (Cohen, Chavez, & Chehimi, 2012). Income inequality and social disparity are factors attributable to health inequalities in population health (Wilkinson, & Pickett, 2010). Interestingly, income inequality does not necessarily equate to the differences in the national income per person. Its modality in part, refers to income gap within a societal class, social structures and socio-economic status, etc. (Wilkinson, & Pickett, 2010). Hence, to assess the impacts of income inequality and social disparity on health inequalities within a target population, an inter-regional health comparison between a

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