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COVID-19 INCREASING INCOME RELATED POOR HEALTH BY SIX TIMES NEW RESEARCH FINDS

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2020-09-08

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IOL Researchers from the Human Sciences Research Council and Wits University have found that income-related poor health in South Africa was six times worse than it was before the coronavirus pandemic. The research was published in The Conversation. “Poor health was more than proportionately concentrated on the poor. However, the magnitude of income-related inequality in poor health in the Covid-19 period was about six times that of the pre-Covid-19 period, suggesting that the crisis affected the health of the poor far more than the relatively well-off. Furthermore, income-related health inequalities were more pronounced among men and women in both periods.”
Created at 2020/09/15 08:25 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/09/15 08:25 AM by Mediclinic