Summary: Four Social Determinants Of Health

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According to Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (2011), annually, teen pregnancy cost taxpayers about $6 billion in lost tax proceed and almost $3 billion in community expense. It noted that in spite of declines in teen pregnancy in the United States since 1991, substantial racial and ethnic inequalities still occur.
Viner et al., (2012) identified social determinants of health in a population as those factors or conditions of people’s birth, place of residence, and source of livelihood. Their work recognized four social determinants of health which may impact teen pregnancy as 1) income 2) education 3) social support network and 4) living environment.
The graph below from Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (2012) highlights the disparities
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