Poverty linked to poor health in Toronto

A new report from Toronto Public Health links health and income, and shows that people with low income experience greater risk of illness, higher rates of disease and death at an earlier age than people with higher income. The report shows the relationship between income and health in Toronto is not just about the extremes of wealth and poverty. Most of the indicators show a gradient of health relative to income such that health status improves through each income increment.

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