Gender/sex as a social determinant

Publisher: Adrienne O’Neil, PhD February 2018

Status – CURRENT

The American Heart Association’s Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes of Cardiovascular Disease Scientific Statement advocates looking beyond breakthroughs in biological science toward a social determinants approach that focuses on socioeconomic position, race and ethnicity, social support, culture and access to medical care, and residential environments to curb the burden of CVD going forward. 

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