Gender & Demographics of U.S. Health Care


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What is the difference in life expectancy in women compared to men in the US?

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1. What is one reason that men are less likely to seek medical treatment?

2. What are women more likely to seek medical attention for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive study questions will assess you on your understanding of the role of gender in U.S. health care. Quiz topics include life expectancy and why men might not seek medical treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key points:

  • Differences in life expectancy between men and women
  • What women might seek medical treatment for that men often do not
  • Why the difference between men and women's biologies can cause health inequalities
  • Why there are gender inequalities in the health care system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gender in U.S. health care
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as men's and women's reasons for seeking medical treatment and their biological differences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason for gender equalities in the U.S. system of health care

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about the subject with the lesson we've named Gender & Demographics of U.S. Health Care. Topics are listed as follows:

  • Components of the U.S. health care system
  • Various illnesses that are more common in one gender
  • How chromosomes may make a difference in illness
  • How much more women spend on health care than men