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September 2009
Active Living;Sep2009, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p10
The article reports on the results of a study on the influence of financial status on health in Germany. The article states that more than 9,000 people were surveyed and of the 1,000 participants in debt, 25% were obese whereas of the remaining 8,000 who were financially more secure, only 11% were obese. It adds that over-indebtedness should be considered when assessing health effects of socio-economic status.


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