Prescription for Inequality: Exploring the Social Determinants of Health of At-Risk Groups

Bloomsbury. Feb. 2024. 320p. Tr $130. ISBN 9781440879272.
Gr 9 Up–An in-depth examination of the factors influencing health outcomes for 13 distinct population groups in the United States. These groups encompass various demographics, including race, income, gender, locality, age, and physical ability. The book delves into the current health status of each group and explores the underlying contributors, such as economic disparities, educational access, healthcare availability, and living conditions. Reading like a scholarly journal article, it presents a wealth of information, making it a valuable resource for research purposes. Readers will find not only detailed accounts of health conditions but also statistical data about the contributing factors. This text prioritizes substance over visual aids, offering a dense but informative read minus unnecessary embellishments.
VERDICT A worthwhile purchase for libraries with students seeking comprehensive statistical insights into health disparities and the societal factors influencing group health outcomes.

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