Mean Streets For The Poor

Can urban health woes be cured?

The poorer you are, the more likely you are to have medical problems and die early. A close relationship between economic status and health is found throughout the industrial world (BW--June 14). But in the U.S., which spends 35% to 40% more of its gross domestic product than other industrialized countries on health care--and has greater income disparities--this fact is particularly troubling.

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