Risk Factors for Poor Health Status
Identify at least one other risk factor besides race/ethnicity, SES, and health insurance coverage, associated with poor health or adverse health outcomes. Do a library search and find and read a recent (3-5 years) peer-reviewed journal article (do NOT use a web page or entry on a website such as Healthy People – you will not receive credit if you do not use a professional journal article). Do not use an article already chosen by another student.
Post a summary of the article (5-6 sentences) as well as a brief description of what you learned or your critical reflections of the article. Provide the full citation and links (or the PDF) for the article so that others may access it.
Besides Social, economic status, race/ethnicity, and health insurance coverage, there are other numerous risk factors that are associated with poor health or adverse health outcomes. Other risks factors associated with poor health include smoking and poor hygiene. In their article, Shah & ElHaddad, (2015) discuss that smoking and poor oral hygiene behaviors are among the risk factors impacting university students. People’s behavioral aspects have a significant impact on their behavior. Smoking not only causes lung and other related illnesses but is also detrimental to the oral health of smokers. Oral health is a fundamentally essential component of people’s quality of life and general life. It impacts an individual’s quality of health and daily performance. It presents not only present physical but also economic and social life consequences. The researchers provided a self-administered questionnaire to the University students from Al Khari, Saudi Arabia, with the aim of evaluating the perceived oral health problems, oral behaviors, and smoking (Shah, & ElHaddad, 2015).