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Tier II-Determinants of Health

Are the factors determining health changing for the better? Is it the same for everyone? Where and for whom are they changing for the worse?

Dimensions of this framework

  • Community Capacity

    Characteristics of communities and families such as population density, age distribution, health literacy, housing, community support services and transport
  • Environmental Factors

    Physical, chemical and biological factors such as air, water, food and soil quality resulting from chemical pollution and waste disposal
  • Health Behaviours

    Attitudes, beliefs knowledge and behaviours (e.g. patterns of eating, physical activity, excess alcohol consumption and smoking)
  • Person-related Factors

    Genetic-related susceptibility to disease and other factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body weight
  • Socioeconomic Factors

    Socio-economic factors such as education, employment, per capita expenditure on health, and average weekly earnings