• Low wealth heightens risk for death, disability in US, England

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    In the United States and England, individuals in the lowest quintile of wealth were significantly more likely to die or be disabled than those in the highest quintile of wealth, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    “Low income has been associated with poor health outcomes,” Lena K. Makaroun, MD, from VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and colleagues wrote. “Owing to retirement, wealth may be a better marker of financial resources among older adults.”
    Makaroun and colleagues used data from the 2002 waves of the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS;
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