Culture and Ethnicity

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  • All ethnic minority groups apart for irish and black Caribbean are less likely to take part in physical activity this impacts fitness levels
    • physical
      • Belonging to a particular ethnic group can be associate with increased risk of suffering from a particular disease or condition- all apart from the irish and Chinese are high risk of diabetes
      • Irish people drink more and therefore more likely to suffer from alcohol related illnesses like liver problems
      • Asian men are more at risk of angina and heart attack than other men
      • all ethnic minorities find it more difficult to access health services due to language or cultural barriers and have poorer physical health
      • some physical conditions are associated with particular ethnic groups- sickle cell anaemia is exclusive to the black population
      • The diets of some ethnic groups are relatively healthy e.g. Japanese high in vegetables and fish low in fat
        • Some aspect may have positive impact on health e.g. not drinking alcohol mean less chance of liver problems
          • physical
            • Belonging to a particular ethnic group can be associate with increased risk of suffering from a particular disease or condition- all apart from the irish and Chinese are high risk of diabetes
            • Irish people drink more and therefore more likely to suffer from alcohol related illnesses like liver problems
            • Asian men are more at risk of angina and heart attack than other men
            • all ethnic minorities find it more difficult to access health services due to language or cultural barriers and have poorer physical health
            • some physical conditions are associated with particular ethnic groups- sickle cell anaemia is exclusive to the black population
            • The diets of some ethnic groups are relatively healthy e.g. Japanese high in vegetables and fish low in fat
              • Some aspect may have positive impact on health e.g. not drinking alcohol mean less chance of liver problems
              • Culture and Ethnicity
                • Social
                  • Beliefs can prohibit social activities - no socialising where drinking or gambling is taken place
                  • Individuals may limit their social contacts to others in their own community restricting from other communities
                  • ethic minorities may feel socially isolated as people may not understand language or beliefs
                  • Individuals belong in to ethnic minorities may face prejudice and discrimination which causes them to restrict their social contacts
                • Psychological
                  • Paternalistic women may experience more stress due to the obligations placed upon them
                  • Belonging to ethnic minority may provide enhanced opportunities for social contacts e.g. regular religious worship or community events
                  • strong support network for people in ethnic communities within their communities- leading to positive social health and wellbeing
                  • Gender discrimination- sex-selected abortions may be psychologically traumatic for woman- china,korea and india
        • Culture and Ethnicity
          • Social
            • Beliefs can prohibit social activities - no socialising where drinking or gambling is taken place
            • Individuals may limit their social contacts to others in their own community restricting from other communities
            • ethic minorities may feel socially isolated as people may not understand language or beliefs
            • Individuals belong in to ethnic minorities may face prejudice and discrimination which causes them to restrict their social contacts
          • Psychological
            • Paternalistic women may experience more stress due to the obligations placed upon them
            • Belonging to ethnic minority may provide enhanced opportunities for social contacts e.g. regular religious worship or community events
            • strong support network for people in ethnic communities within their communities- leading to positive social health and wellbeing
            • Gender discrimination- sex-selected abortions may be psychologically traumatic for woman- china,korea and india

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