Examining the Social Determinants of Health in Urban Communities: A Comparative Analysis

Authors

  • Satish V. Kakade Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine ,Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Tanaji Dinkar Dabade Director, Navsahyadri Group of Institutions Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • V. C. Patil Professor & HOD Department of General Medicine Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Samir N. Ajani Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science), Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Ajinkya Bahulekar Assistant Professor Department of General Medicine Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Krishna Vishwa Vidyapeeth Deemed To Be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Rohini Sawant Assistant professor, Symbiosis School of Planning Architecture and Design, University and city with country name: Symbiosis International University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Keywords:

Social Determinants of Health, Urban Communities, Health Disparities, Comparative Analysis

Abstract

This comparative analysis investigates the social determinants of health (SDOH) in urban communities, aiming to discern disparities and inform targeted interventions and policies. With a focus on three key determinants socioeconomic status, housing and neighborhoods, and access to healthcare the study examines selected urban communities to illuminate the intricacies of health disparities within these contexts. The paper commences with an exploration of the background and significance of SDOH, emphasizing the crucial role they play in shaping health outcomes. The literature review provides a comprehensive overview of SDOH, offering insights into historical perspectives and unique challenges faced by urban communities.The methodology section outlines the criteria for selecting urban communities, the sources of data, and the ethical considerations guiding the research. A comparative framework is established, incorporating metrics such as income disparities, educational attainment, housing quality, neighborhood environments, and access to healthcare facilities. The analysis of these determinants reveals patterns, trends, and significant disparities among the selected urban communities, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of health inequalities.The findings section summarizes the key results, emphasizing the implications for public health. Policy recommendations and targeted interventions are discussed, emphasizing the importance of addressing SDOH to enhance overall community well-being. This comparative analysis underscores the imperative of considering SDOH in urban contexts and provides a foundation for future research and action. By delving into the intricacies of health disparities, this study contributes valuable insights to the ongoing discourse on public health, urging a comprehensive and nuanced approach to address the root causes of health inequities in urban communities.

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2023-12-31

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Kakade, S. V., Dabade, T. D., Patil, V. C., Ajani, S. N., Bahulekar, A., & Sawant, R. (2023). Examining the Social Determinants of Health in Urban Communities: A Comparative Analysis. South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, 111–125. Retrieved from http://seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/445

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