Flashcards in Lecture 20: Mapping Variations/Social Justice Deck (13)
What does excessive cholesterol do??
Builds up and restricts blood flow
How many global deaths is high cholesterol said to cause?
Cholesterol and the public health framework: define the problem
In NZ, high cholesterol levels display a social gradient that is apparent by age, gender, ethnicity and SEP
Cholesterol and Public health framework: identify risk and protective factors
Maori, Polynesian, Indian
Type 2 diabetes
Previous history of CVD
High deprivation level
Cholesterol and Public health framework: develop and test prevention strategies?
- NZ has a set of guidelines to help GPs manage a patient's risk, according to some determinants of health
- cholesterol screening for people without CVD, monitoring for people with CVD
Cholesterol and public health framework: Assure widespread adoption
Epidemiological analyses to ensure that the population are receiving appropriate levels of treatment
Which measurements of inequities have no units?
Aka relative measures
Which measurements of inequities have units?
Aka absolute measures
What is risk ratio?
What is extremal quotient?
Highest rate/lowest rate
What is risk difference?
What is range?
Highest rate- lowest rate