September 21, 2021

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Differences in income contribute to premature death

Differences in income contribute to premature death

Income differences affect 16 common causes of death, according to a study by Spanish scientists. including. Biologists, statisticians, and sociologists. This relationship is more pronounced in the case of men.

According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, lower wages contribute to the development of health conditions that contribute to premature death, as well as higher levels of road accidents and suicide in slums.

The authors of the study, who are employees of several Spanish universities, explained that their study was based on the analysis of several factors, among which the amount of income, place of residence and the most common causes of death for urban residents.

They pointed out that in most cases there is a relationship between premature deaths and areas of cities with a low level of population wealth.

Miguel Martinez of the University of Valencia, who was involved in the study, explained that the methodology used by the researchers allowed the researchers to measure the prevalence of the most common diseases and tragic events that lead to death in specific neighborhoods.

“Thanks to our statistical models, we were able to analyze 10 to 20 diseases simultaneously, which is not currently possible to do with any technology in science,” Martinez added.

The co-author of the study explained that the analyzed 16 causes of death, which, according to scientists, are associated with the phenomenon of poverty, account for about 48 percent. Causes of death among men are about 35 per cent. women’s mortality.

The authors showed that the most common deaths in slums were cirrhosis, AIDS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, as well as car accidents and suicides.

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“Most of these causes of death are due to excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and risky sexual behaviour,” Martinez added.

A study by Spanish scientists funded by the Madrid Institute of Health Charles III, conducted in the years 1996-2015 in 26 cities of this country. (PAP)

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