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What affect does financial status have on health?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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