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HBS107 Assessment Task 1 – Reading Review

Before health only referred to your immediate condition; whether you were with or out without sickness or disease (Blane, Brunner & Wilkinson 2000, p. 71). This definition has now changed, researchers became aware that not only does your physical state determine your health status but you social and economic position does too. We now understand that sickness and disease can be prevented depending on your living conditions (Wilkinson & Marmot 2003). Accordingly, the ten social determinants of health were created, which are the social gradient, stress, early life, social exclusion, work unemployment, social support, addiction, food and transport (Wilkinson & Marmot 2003). These social determinants of health can be applied to our everyday situations. This paper will focus on the…