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In 2007, poor adults 45-64 years old were 56% more likely than those with family income more than twice the poverty level to have diagnosed hypertension and more than twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes or diagnosed serious heart conditions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2009. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus09.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2009
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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