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What affect does financial status have on health?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Social determinants: Wealth doesn't guarantee health, but being poor can strain well-being. World health org calls this social determinants of health. In us, poorer neighborhoods often have less access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise; more crime, violence & stress. In developing world, may be less access to clean water, sanitation, food. Everywhere less access to healthcare services. Education best equalizer.
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Last updated May 26, 2012

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