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public health 101

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here are a few notes i wrote from class i hope you guys like it
Intro to public health
Test Prep (MCAT, SAT...)
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This 2 page Test Prep (MCAT, SAT...) was uploaded by Shuntynia Notetaker on Wednesday October 7, 2015. The Test Prep (MCAT, SAT...) belongs to Public health 101 at University of Rochester taught by Chin in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Intro to public health in Public Health at University of Rochester.


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Date Created: 10/07/15
PH 101 NOTES 1012015 Weathering and Age Patterns of Allostatic Load Among Blacks and Whites in the United States Question Do US Blacks experience early health deterioration due to repeated exposure and adaptation to stressors This is a study that looked how Black people in the US39s health compared to White39s by surveying and looking at the allostatic load scores for adults aged 1864 years old allostatic load is quotthe wear and tear on the bodyquot which grows over time when the individual is exposed to repeated or chronic stress 0 Causes physiological reactions that affect blood pressure cholesterol levels waisttohip ratio Black experience poorer health at earlier ages than Whites a this is consistent across many health indicators Black women had highest allostatic load scores Turning Gold to Lead ACE Study THE ACE Study Adverse Childhood Experiences Study looks at how childhood experiences affect adult health decades later Found that there is a powerful relationship bw our emotional experiences and our physical and mental health as adults It seems that time does not heal all wounds Found that sexual abuse was quite common Many patients were aware that there39s a link between abuse and obesity Tried to nd 8 categories of childhood abuse and the dysfunctions that come along with them 0 Recurrent physical abuse 0 Recurrent emotional abuse 0 Sexual abuse 0 Growing up in a household where someone was in prison 0 Growing up in household where mother was reacted violently 0 Growing up with alcoholic or drug use in household 0 Growing up with someone chronically depressed 0 Growing up where at least one biological parent was lost to during childhood Adverse dif cult childhood experiences are 0 Much more common than acknowledged 0 And have a powerful relation to adult health 50 years later In regards to smoking a Current smoking behaviors strongly related to what happened decades ago in childhood In regards to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease gt has strong relationship to score on ACE study Also linked to more STDs emotional disorders heart disease diabetes unintended pregnancy alcoholism Physicians should pay more attention to history of patient39s problems Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of Leading Causes of Death in Adults The Adverse Childhood Experiences ACE Study This is a study questionnaire that was used to look at the link between 7 categories of adverse childhood experiences psychological physical sexual abuse violence against mother living with substance abuser living with mentally ill liven with someone imprisoned and that person39s behavior health status and disease later on in life Found that there was a strong graded relationship bw how many of these experiences people had experienced as a child and their number of risk factors for leading causes of death as adults Strong link bw childhood abuse and adult health risk behaviorsdisease With more of the abusive childhood exposures the prevalence and risk for smoking severe obesity physical inactivity depressed mood and suicide attempt increased


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