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Transportation: A Determinant of Health
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Transportation: A Determinant of Health Student’s Name University Transportation: A Determinant of Health Determinants of health are the internal and external factors that affect the health condition of a person or a population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2012), the determinants of health include the social and economic environment like the income, social status and social support; the physical environment that includes the health services, transportation, urbanization, and working conditions; and the person’s individual behavior and characteristics taking account of genetics, gender and educational status.
Transport and its Effects on Health Transport in all forms is a crucial part of people’s daily lives. Walking, cycling, riding a car, buss, train or any other private and public transport vehicle has become an integral part because it aids people to reach their desired destination and execute daily tasks of equal importance for living. Transport as part of the physical environmental determinant of health is in itself a compound subject with multiple health impacts that needed more evaluative studies. Global Condition In its effort to promote healthy transport choice the World Health Organization has identified global positive and negative effects of transportation. Clearly transportation helps increase access to medical and social services as well as personal needs such as employment, shops and market. ...
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