Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

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February 14, 2017 :00am
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A recent study has suggested that family income and access to health insurance play a large role in a child’s physical and mental health. In fact, it has been found that children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means. This is likely because children in financially struggling families are more likely to be exposed to poorer indoor and outdoor air quality, and are less likely to eat well—which only increases asthma risks.

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