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December 23/30, 1998

Poverty and DiseaseStunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease, and Underdevelopment

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998American Medical Association

JAMA. 1998;280(24):2131. doi:10.1001/jama.280.24.2131-JBK1223-6-1

Poverty is a powerful determinant of poor health. According to recent research, extremes of income may be an even stronger indicator of poor health status for people at the lower end of the distribution in relatively wealthy societies.1 These determinants are prominent in nearly every country, including our own, as reinforced in Health, United States, 1998.2

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