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October 18, 2016 4:19 PMCategory: Health Equity

Income is a Social Determinant of Health

Income can influence many aspects of a person’s life, including their health, where they live and the education that they receive. A plethora of research has shown that people with lower incomes tend to have poorer health in addition to being less likely to have health insurance. In the U.S., there are significant differences in life expectancy between the wealthiest and poorest citizens and children from low-income households are more likely to suffer from chronic disease and poor health throughout their lives

Learn more about how income affects health with APHA’s storify, Income: Lower Wages Come at Cost to Public Health. Check out the following blogs to learn more about other social determinants of health:

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