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Health Status Outcomes for Utah Population Characteristics: Poverty, Children Age 17 and Under

Health Status Outcomes

Low socio-economic status is a risk factor for many diseases and health problems for persons of all ages. Children in poverty are at higher risk for health problems such as asthma and dental disease. Children in poverty are also at increased risk of hunger and poor performance in school. An important goal of services to children in poverty is to break the "cycle of poverty" in which children in poverty are raised in conditions that promote poverty in adulthood.

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Content updated: Mon, 6 Feb 2023 10:59:25 MST