Over the past few years, renewed concern for health inequalities and the health of the poor has begun to produce important feelings and research. None more important than those raised by Dr. Adewale Troutman of Louisville, KY and his research conducted in the various community areas of his city. Dr. Troutman is the Director of Public Health and Wellness in Louisville. In this paper we will review some of the basic thought provoking ideas presented in Dr. Troutman’s research (Troutman, 2008) and the concepts of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick? (California Newsreel, 2008) There are three ideas to discuss. Health Inequalities or disparities which are empirically evident differences that exist across different social groups in a society. Among all inequalities there exist subsets of disparities that are avoidable and therefore unfair or inequitable. Health inequities are a subset of health inequalities or disparities involving circumstances that may be controlled by a policy, system, or institution so that the disparity is avoidable. These kinds of health disparities may include health and healthcare disparities. A society must use moral and ethical judgment to determine which inequalities are inequitable. And finally, Social Justice which is the fair distribution of society’s benefits, responsibilities and their consequences. It focuses on the relative position of one social group in relationship to others in society as well as on the root causes of disparities and what can be done to eliminate them. Let’s consider some facts about health and societal environments and the United States as noted in Dr. Troutman’s findings. According to Troutman (2008), “U.S. businesses lose more than $1 trillion dollars a year in productivity due to chronic illness. Per person, the United States spends more than twice the average of other industrialized countries on health care – 16% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2006, yet we have the worst health...

...There are many sociological explanations for female inequality in society. Inequality is where something/ someone is seen as not equal compared to something else. For example men have more opportunities than women in life, suggesting females suffer huge inequality in many factors of life.
Firstly, Anne Oakley speaks about how women suffer inequalities in the work place. Oakley notes that after the industrial revolution in Britain acts were passed to limit women working; in 1851 one in four married women worked whereas in 1911 one in ten worked. During the Victorian era the ideology that a woman's place was in the home became truly established and industrialisation led to the separation of men from the daily routine of domestic life. Now it is claimed that women suffer from four main inequalities in the workplace. Firstly, there is the much debated pay gap in which, even though legislation to stop unequal pay was introduced in the 1970's, the although narrowing pay gap is still visible between men and women. Secondly half of all females in employment are in part time employment; this form of employment is often less secure with fewer benefits. Thirdly, women suffer from vertical segregation; this is sometimes referred to as "the glass ceiling effect". Women are seemingly unable to achieve the higher ranking positions and are stopped from achieving managerial positions by an invisible barrier. Lastly,...

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Inequalities
Deborah White
Ashford University
MAT221: Introduction to Algebra (AFN1312A)
Instructor: Tracy Abram
April 1, 2013
On page 151 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is given as:
BMI= 703W/H2
W = one’s weight in pounds
H = one’s height in inches.
By calculating four intervals based on your height can be possible by using the Body Mass Index formula. However, in this situation I am going to use inequalities to calculate Body Mass Index(BMI) which is meant to use my height to calculate if I’m overweight , having a longer life span than average, or to calculate if I’m obese. In the real world it is significant to have knowledge about being overweight because this could come into the use of attention of medical assistance. By using inequalities and solving them could serve a far more severe importance than just a mathematical problem.
The first interval for this problem is the solvation for a longer life span than average.
17< BMI <22 The compound inequality.
17< 703W/H2 <22 Use the BMI formula in replace of the original compound inequality so
we now have an equivalent inequality.
17< 703W/62.002 <22 I replaced H2 for my height in inches.
17< 703W/3844 <22 Then, I multiplied the three numbers by the denominator to rid the
exponent that was on the bottom associated with my height.
17(3844)< 703W(3844)/3844 <...

...Gender Inequality
The issue of gender inequality is one which has been publicly reverberating through society for decades. The problem of inequality in employment being one of the most pressing issues today. In order to examine this situation one must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same benefits, wages, and job opportunities as their male counterparts. The society in which we live has been shaped historically by males.
However, in many parts of the world, women receive less attention and health care than men do, and particularly girls often receive very much less support than boys. As a result of this gender bias, the mortality rates of females often exceed those of males in these countries. The concept of missing women was devised to give some idea of the enormity of the phenomenon of women's adversity in mortality by focusing
on the women who are simply not there, due to unusually high mortality compared with male mortality rates. In some regions in the world, inequality between women and men directly involves matters of life and death, and takes the brutal form of unusually high mortality rates of women and a consequent preponderance of men in the total population, as opposed to the preponderance of women found in societies with little or no gender bias in health care...

...Inequalities
In this assignment I will demonstrate every step of the process of determining my body
mass index or BMI. After finding the body mass index I will then complete the following
intervals based on my height. The formula used to determine the body mass
index is BMI= 703W , where W represents a person weight in pounds and H represents a person
H2
height in inches.
My height is 70 inches. The first interval shows a compound inequality for:
17<BMI<22
17<703W<22
H2 To make it an equivalent inequality I replaced the BMI with the formula
17<703W<22
702 My height in inches replaced H2
17<703W<22
4900 then multiply by the height that was squared
17(4900)<703W<22(4900)
4900 cancelling is performed
83300 <703W<107800 multiplication carried out
83300<703W<107800
703 703 703 to get W by itself all terms were divided by 703
118.49<W<153.34
After completing the problem I determined that people who are 70 inches may have a longer that average life if they weigh between 118.49 and 153.34
To solve this interval I’m going to solve for W prior to solving the inequality.
23<703W<25
H2 Multiply by H2...

...2-Variable Inequality
Here is an example of a problem very similar to the one in the Week Three Assignment:
Catskills Hammock Company can obtain at most 2000 yards of striped canvas for making its full size and chair size hammocks. A full size hammock requires 10 yards of canvas and the chair size requires 5 yards of canvas. Write an inequality that limits the number of striped hammocks of each type which can be made.
(b) First I must define what variables I will be using in my inequality.
Let f = the number of full size hammocks
Let c = the number of chair size hammocks
Since each full size hammock requires 10 yards of canvas I will use 10f, and since each chair hammock requires 5 yards of canvas I will use 5c. The total amount of canvas which can be used is limited to 2000 yards because that is all they can get. Together my inequality will look like this:
10f + 5c ≤ 2000
(d) If we call f the independent variable (on the horizontal axis) and c the dependent variable (on the vertical axis) then we can graph the equation using the intercepts.
The f-intercept is found when c = 0:
10f ≤ 2000
f ≤ 200 The f-intercept is (200, 0).
The c-intercept is found when f = 0:
5c ≤ 2000
c ≤ 400 The c-intercept is (0, 400).
Because this is a “less than or equal to” inequality the line will be solid, sloping downward as it moves from left to right. The region of...

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Two-Variable Inequalities
Kathleen Kent
MAT 222 Week 2 Assignment
Guillermo Alvarez
September 22, 2014
Two-Variable Inequalities
This week’s assignment will show how two-variable inequalities can be used in real-world scenarios by using independent and dependent variables. This week’s assignment will use graph representations and show how the two-variable inequalities can be incorporated into several problems to show how many of each item trucks can ship without going over their weight limit.
The first problem that I will be doing is #68 on page 539 (Dugopolski, 2012). Below, the graph shows the maximum number of TVs the 18-wheeler can hold without refrigerators, and the maximum number of refrigerators the 18-wheeler can hold without TVs.
On the X-axis, the graph shows the refrigerators, and on the Y-axis, the graph shows the TVs that the 18-wheeler can carry at a time. To find the slope of the line, I will use the two points that are on the graph, (0,330) and (110,0).
The slope is m= y1 - y2 = 0 – 330 = -330 = -3, so the slope is -3.
x1 – x2 110 – 0 110
To make it easier to find how many refrigerators and how many TVs can fit in the 18-wheeler, it would be best to have a linear equation. To find the linear equation, the point-slope form can be used.
y - y1 = m(x – x1) This is the point-slope form.
y – 330 = -3 (x - 0) The slope is...

...Assignment: Inequalities
Math 221: Introduction to Algebra
Instructor Jonah Mutua
June 16, 2013
Inequalities
This assignment involves the use of inequalities in mathematical equations. The formula for finding Body Mass Index (BMI) is BMI =703W/H^2.
In this formula W = weight in pounds
In this formula H = height in inches.
For this assignment four intervals based on our own personal heights must be calculated. I am 6 feet 4 inches tall. My height in inches (or H) equals 76. These intervals include inequalities that are categorized as between or compound inequalities. One interval in this assignment will be a regular inequality. Wherever “BMI” appears in the inequalities, we will exchange the formula and solve the inequality for W to find the weight ranges that fit each category for my height.
The first interval calculates those who might have a longer than average life span. The compound inequality for this follows:
17<BMI<22
17<703W/76^2<22
17<703W/5776<22
17*5776<703W<22*5776
98192<703W<127072 (Dividing all by 703)
139.6756<W<180.7567
140<W<181
People with a height of 76 inches may have a longer lifespan if they weigh between 140 and 181 pounds (after rounding up).
Now we will do something a little different from the...

...outline some inequalities and differences on a street that you know.
'Inequality' in our society is described as 'The unequal distribution of valued social resources' (Allen and Blakeley 2014, p.13), and 'Difference' is defined as 'Contrasts between groupings of people' (Allen and Blakeley 2014, p.25). This essay will distinguish some of the inequalities and differences that are observable on Market Street, In Manchester.
Firstly,Inequalities within Market Street are numerous but subtle. At first glance Market Street seems to thrive on allowing for differences, but some differences are seen as unacceptable. This leads to inequality (such as the allowance to occupy a space and having access to desired items) towards people displaying those 'undesirable' differences that aren't deemed to be 'social norms'.
Homelessness is one such difference. Many homeless individuals rely on busking or begging on the street to get by but in a recent interview (Slater 2015) John Jones, a homeless gentleman in Manchester, said they are unfortunately often moved on by the community police or told to move on by shop owners because they 'attract the wrong kind of people'. Furthermore there is a problem with companies either installing or planning to install 'Homeless spikes' in the area close to Market Street, which prevent the homeless from sheltering in the doorways or crevices around the shops in question (Slater...