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This video showed many gradients demonstrating the rates of certain diseases in low income
families compared to high income families. The lower income families had lower life expectancies and a
higher risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and stress. For example, Mary Turner, a poor white
woman who is fortynine years old, has three kids and a disabled husband. She lives in an area where
onethird of the population did not receive a high school diploma. She only has $200 a month to spend
on food for her family and if she finds a job, she risks losing her medical care. She has also struggled
with heart problems, arthritis, and thyroid issues. These health problems are directly related to her place
in society. People who are in poverty have a harder time accessing resources, work more than one job,
have less time...
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- Fall '08