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10 facts on health inequities and their causes

A group of children in a poor urban area
Zoltan Balogh

Health inequities are systematic differences in health outcomes

Health inequities are differences in health status or in the distribution of health resources between different population groups, arising from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Health inequities are unfair and could be reduced by the right mix of government policies.

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