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Determinants of health

Are the factors that influence good health changing for the better? Where and for who are these factors changing? Is it the same for everyone?

Dimensions of this framework

  • Environmental factors

    Physical, chemical and biological factors such as water, food and soil quality.

  • Health behaviours

    Attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and behaviours such as patterns of eating, physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption.

  • Personal biomedical factors

    Genetic-related susceptibility to disease & other factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body weight.

  • Personal history

    Factors such as experience of trauma.

  • Socioeconomic factors

    Income, employment, housing, education and social inequalities.