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Describe the potential impact of socio-economic factors on the health of children.

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Introduction In this assignment am going to talk about: * Describe the potential impact of socio-economic factors on the health of children. (P.3) * Explain the impact of disadvantage on the health of children and how this extends into young adulthood and beyond. (M2) * There are many causes of illness in children including environmental, infection and genetic. Discuss. Describe the incubation period, methods of spread and signs and symptoms of two of the following common childhood illness. Discuss the methods and range of interventions used to prevent illness in children. (P.4) 1.(A) Describe the potential impact of socio-economic factors on the health of children. (P.3) Out health is largely determined by our social economic, physical and cultural environment. When defining health it is linked to social groups and employment status. The social factors can play a big role in determining health. Some of the social factors that cause poor health are: * Living conditions * Working conduction * The wider environment * Individual behaviour and way of life. In society today having poor education, having no or insecure employment, living in poor housing conductions or having difficult family circumstances can all be seen as a disadvantage. ...read more.


By living in poverty children don't get to experience all life stages. If a children is from poor family they are less likely to do will in education, this can affect their adulthood as education background is important to gain a good job. Education is really important as it opens you up to a variety of experience and knowledge of the world around them. Children who are living in homes that their parents don't work they won't gain good experience to go and get job and do well. This will affect them as if they having got the necessary experience to go out and look for better life, to go and look for job, to have high self esteem to socialize. When you are socially active and engaged , it will have higher level of health and well-being. It's a fact that we spend most of are time indoors but for children that's living conditions isn't very good staying indoors isn't helping them to stay health. When a child is living in poor conditions and their house doesn't have heating this can lead to respiratory or cardiovascular disease. ...read more.


Sign and symptoms * Fever. * Severe cold. * 4-5 days later a red rash appears on face and spreads downwards. * Generally unwell initially. * Temperature, runny nose, red eyes and cough. * Koplicks spots (blueish white spots) (C) Discuss the methods and range of interventions used to prevent illness in children. Your body does a number of jobs to prevent you from illness. In a children's bodies the eyes tears contain enzyme called lysozyme that destroys bacteria, the months saliva contains also enzymes and other substances that destroy bacteria. In your stomach and intestines there's acid that destroys harmful micro-organisms and in the lower intestines, friendly bacteria help to control harmful bacteria. When you vomit or have diarrhoea this is your body removing toxic substances. In your nose there are tiny hairs that act like filters to prevent the entry of harmful micro-organisms. Sneezing helps to prevent entry of harmful micro-organisms. The lining of bronchioles is covered with cells that contain cilia (fine hairs) and mucus secreting cells. This helps trap micro-organisms and swept them by cilia to the bronchi in this it causes you to cough. Skin is the most important functions in protection you against infections etc. Undamaged skin acts like a primary barrier against infections. ...read more.

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