How Socioeconomic Status Affects Nutrition


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What kind of predictor is socioeconomic status on how healthy you can be?

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1. Socioeconomic status is a measure of?

2. What socioeconomic factors directly and indirectly affect your nutritional status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nutritional intake and overall health are affected by a variety of factors, and this quiz and worksheet pairing asks questions that measure your understanding about the effect of socioeconomic status on a person's nutrition. Questions in the quiz test you on various definitions and descriptions of socioeconomic factors that play a role in determining the overall health and nutrition of people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following concepts in this quiz:

  • Environmental factors considered when quantifying socioeconomic status
  • Socioeconomic elements that may change overall nutritional intake
  • Definition of physical environment
  • Health problems that can occur due to socioeconomic factors

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to assess your ability to use these key skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on socioeconomic status and nutrition from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of socioeconomics to identify health conditions that may occur based on socioeconomic status
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define main phrases, such as socioeconomic status and physical environment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how socioeconomic status can affect your health

Additional Learning

Learn more about this engaging topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson called How Socioeconomic Status Affects Nutrition. The lesson will assist you in meeting these objectives:

  • Identify chronic diseases that may occur based on socioeconomic status
  • Describe differing physical environments that can be found based on socioeconomic status
  • Know the socioeconomic factor throughout history that has typically led to lower incomes and unsafe living conditions