Health: Health Status of Nonelderly Adults and Children

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Health: Health Status of Nonelderly Adults and Children

Abstract

Health status affects many aspects of people's daily lives. For adults, poor health can reduce earnings, increase expenses for medical care, and make it difficult to care for their families. For children, poor health can limit their ability to attend school regularly and to interact socially with other children. Although health status depends on heredity, environment, and a wide range of other factors, policy makers may be able to improve health status by increasing access to medical care.

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