Socioeconomic Status and Health
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Various studies have shown that a persons’ health is not determined only by his genetic make-up, personal habits and exposure to disease, but is also the result of his SES (Phelan and Link). Low SES has been shown to increase the prevalence of premature deaths, hospitalization, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, cancer of the lungs, cervix and stomach and Type 2 diabetes. It also increases the risk of mental illness.