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Institute of Public Health. (2001) Report of the working group on the national anti-poverty strategy and health. Dublin: Institut of Public Health.

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Poverty and Health
• The link between poverty and health is strong and well established in Ireland and
other countries.
• Poverty contributes to poor health directly through, for example, inadequate housing or dangerous environments and indirectly, for example, through poor diet.
• Being poor or socially excluded makes it more difficult to access or afford health services.
• In Ireland, the gap in health between rich and poor is substantial. Mortality rates in the lowest socio-economic groups are over 100% higher than in the highest socioeconomic groups for all the major causes of death.
• As well as the huge gap in mortality between poorest and richest, the risk of poor health increases as one goes down the socio-economic scale. This gradient has been demonstrated in Ireland.


Date:2001
Pages:86 p.
Publisher:Institut of Public Health
Corporate Creators:Institute of Public Health
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty

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