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September 28, 2010

Socioeconomic Stresses Could Lower Life Expectancy

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Socioeconomic Stresses Could Lower Life Expectancy

Socioeconomic status can affect life expectancy, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher said in a study published.

People who live in areas with lower household incomes are much more likely to die because of their personal and household characteristics and their community surroundings, according to Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., director of the VCU Center on Human Needs, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and lead author of the study.

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