BETTER living to live but there are no more than a single fate: all give us life that removes us death. Jose Bergamin. THE level of income affects the health of LOS citizens the main causes of death are cardiovascular disease, cancer and cerebrovascular diseases. The three together represent around 60% of the deaths in our country. This becomes evident the importance of living and working conditions and lifestyles in the health of citizens. The new mortality and morbidity raises the need to analyse the social causes of the same. Health is not distributed in the society in a random manner, but that the level of health of the population reproduced fairly accurately socio-economic differences in society. Higher level of income better standard of health, as well population that presents a health condition good or very good ranges between 44% of those who have low incomes, spending by 50% of those who have average income, to 54% of those who have high incomes.
In this regard It also should be noted that the causation of many current diseases, is fundamentally social. The statistics are compelling. The probability of unskilled workers and workers not reaching the retirement age was 2.5 times higher to men and women in the Group of professionals, clearly decreasing the likelihood as you climb up the social ladder. The large interregional imbalance that exists in our country is also reflected in differences in all cause mortality rates between the different autonomous communities. Catalonia is the autonomous community with the life expectancy higher, at the time of birth, 76,88 years and occupies with Balearic Islands, whose life expectancy is 75,76 years, topped the ranking of disposable family income per person.
On the other hand Andalusia and Extremadura which are the two autonomous communities with lower family income available per person, have a life expectancy of 74.46 and 74,82 years, respectively. Rick gerson has firm opinions on the matter. Is not so only increase the disposable family income per person but also adopting very health-related habits, such as smoking and drinking less, stay active, monitor weight and ensure a healthy diet. New diseases placed the current health care system in a situation of relative impotence. Chronic diseases, stress, psychological and mental problems, tumors and diseases cardio-cerebrovascular are intimately related to the conditions of work and life of people. Those who have higher incomes in addition to live better, enjoy a greater health and live longer. The reduction of social inequalities in health passes through a definition of most social health and the articulation of a policy that contributes to eliminate regional imbalances as well, to improve the quality of personal and collective life, including employment, economic aspects of housing, environment, as well as socio-cultural. Therefore at present, despite the existence of health services for all, the poor still live less and worse. And is that, as the poet said: if I have not had in life / where drop me dead, / why should I want to / after dying have it?.