Assessing variation in health status in the Andes: a biocultural model.

@article{Oths1998AssessingVI,
  title={Assessing variation in health status in the Andes: a biocultural model.},
  author={Kathryn S. Oths},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={
          1017-30
        }
}
Research on health status in the Andes highlands is synthesized to demonstrate that intracultural diversity in the region is greater than often appreciated. Understanding the range of diversity in health status requires a biocultural model of sickness processes. Ecological, sociocultural, political-economic and historical factors, such as altitude, mode of production, labor relations and land reform, are shown to combine to produce varying levels of health as measured at the community level… CONTINUE READING
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