Low economic means as a disease risk factor.
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.
see list of conditions below.
Related risk factors: home (10), water (29), travel (52), hygiene (9)
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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Eastern Africa ... type of Africa
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eating places ... type of Occupation/hobby
eating pork ... type of Pigs
eating raw oysters ... type of Shellfish
eggs ... type of Food
elderly ... see Aging
elementary school ... type of Schools
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