1. What are the factors that differentiate a more developed country from a less developed country? Why are death and disease so prevalent in less developed countries? Give specific examples.
2. Discuss how an individual’s race, ethnicity, age, sex, and gender can impact his or her health.
3. The fundamental-cause theory suggests that those with greater access to resources will experience better health because of those resources, regardless of changes in cause, time, or situation. Do you agree with this theory? Do you believe that this truth only applies to those with a higher social status? Explain your position and provide at least one supporting fact.
4. It is obvious that there are differences that exist between the health status of people in the U.S. and those in less developed countries. Identify at least one significant health problem or concern for two underdeveloped countries, and compare their statuses in those areas to the U.S.
5. Develop your own opinion about what constitutes social class. Give evidence to support your opinion. Discuss a situation from your own experience in which you personally witnessed the relationship that exists between social class and an individual’s health.
***** ALL RESPONSES ARE TO BE AT LEAST 300 WORDS PER QUESTION. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.