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Poverty: Low economic means as a disease risk factor.
Introduction: Poverty contributes to disease in numerous ways. It reduces people's access to health care, reduces treatment availability, lowers overall educational levels, and subjects people to reduced standards of housing and related utilities. Poverty is a substantial health risk even in developed countries, but is particularly serious in undeveloped countries.

Condition count: 23; see list of conditions below.
Related risk factors: home (10), water (29), travel (52), hygiene (9)

Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Poverty: Diseases list

The following list of medical conditions have 'Poverty' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:












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