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Poverty and Health

For this discussion, address the following points based on the reading assigned for this week. In your initial post:

Analyze whether poverty is a cause of poor health in a community or whether poor health is a cause of poverty.
Analyze some of the health issues found in a community of lower-socioeconomic status as well as the health issues found in communities of higher socioeconomic status.
Discuss the differences and similarities between the issues found in both communities.
Utilize at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text, to support your points.

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Poverty and Health
For this discussion, address the following points based on the reading assigned for this week. In your initial post:
Analyze whether poverty is a cause of poor health in a community or whether poor health is a cause of poverty.
Poverty is the cause of poor health. The same is true in that poor health is the cause of poverty. According to the report by the World Health Organization (WHO), there are "about 20% of the world's population or 1300 million people that live in absolute poverty with an income of less than $1 day per day.' (1) Poverty can lead to inequalities in health. For example, a report by the WHO said that "those living in absolute poverty are five times more likely to die before reaching the age of five, and two and half times more likely to die between ages of 15 and 59 than those in higher income groups." (1) Furthermore, those living in poverty especially women are more likely to die from complication of pregnancy than those in higher income groups. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is ...

Solution Summary

Health can determine poverty and vice versa. Ill-health can lead to reduce productivity, reduce saving, inactivity, depression, and hopelessness. The effect of ill-health can lead to poverty. In contrast, better health can lead to success, productivity, and more saving. The effect of better health can prevent poverty.

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