Health care access barriers are high for people with disability

Health care access barriers are high for people with disability: Disability are high in the south because of lower socioeconomic status.  Poorer health in Southern states due to unhealthy diet, lower educational attainment and higher poverty and unemployment levels result in increased health problems such as diabetes and hypertension leading to disability.

Health care access barriers are high for people with disability due to low income, poor access to transportation and insurance.  Many people with disability do not have insurance coverage and therefore are not able to visit healthcare providers for their health problems leading to increase in disability.  They also tend not to have access to transportation to visit the health care providers which also limits their access.

Structural impairment is when there is an internal or external part of the body that is impaired. Examples of these include a type of nerve damage that can result in multiple sclerosis or a complete loss of a body component, as when a limb has been amputated.

It is unclear why there are more women with Alzheimer’s disease but I think it might be associated with age because women live longer than men. It may be associate with less education and lower levels of cognitive activity.  Furthermore, a particular unknown gene may also be attributing to increased incident of Alzheimer’s among women.

 

 

 

 

 

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