FIGURE D-6. Social determinants of health.

FIGURE D-6Social determinants of health

The model links social structure to health and disease via material, psychosocial, and behavioral pathways. Genetic, early life, and cultural factors are additional important influences on population health. SOURCE: Brunner and Marmot, 1999.

From: D, Overview of Health Disparities

Cover of Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health
Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Review and Assessment of the NIH’s Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities; Thomson GE, Mitchell F, Williams MB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
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