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Fundamental Causes of Health Disparities: Associations between Adverse Socioeconomic Resources and Multiple Measures of Health

Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Services

ISBN: 978-1-78350-645-3, eISBN: 978-1-78350-636-1

ISSN: 0275-4959

Publication date: 15 September 2014

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Adverse socioeconomic circumstances are not only associated with self-rated health but are also associated with the two leading causes of death in the United States (cancer and heart disease) and risk factors that contribute to these causes of death (smoking and high blood pressure). Improving access to socioeconomic resources is critical to reducing health disparities in leading causes of death and health risk factors in the United States.

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Kerstetter, K. and Green, J.J. (2014), "Fundamental Causes of Health Disparities: Associations between Adverse Socioeconomic Resources and Multiple Measures of Health", Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Services (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 32), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 237-257. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0275-495920140000032022

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