- There is a strong association between higher levels of social economic status (SES) and good health.
- Conversely, individuals of lower SES have increased exposure to stress, psychological distress and negative behavioral effects which in turn increases the risk for many diseases.
- Thus, SES differences among racial groups account for a substantial fraction of the disparities in health among different ethnic and racial groups.
- We need better schools, safer neighborhoods, access to quality health care, higher minimum wages in order to improve health for minority populations who are disproportionately affected by lower levels of SES.
- (Excerpts from Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land- A role for epigenomic and environmental interaction/ Springer.com)
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