Wealth Adds to Age 9 without Disease
The study, published in the Journal and Gerontology, shows that wealth adds 9 years of healthy, disease-free life.
The study explored how a person can live without the need for help and self-help in preparing food, waking up and getting out of bed in both Britain and the United States of America.
Professor Paula Zaninotto of the University of London, who headed the study, says that the economic and social differences in life expectancy without illness in all age groups in Britain and the United States of America were similar, but the biggest gain in the economic and social aspect was the factor of wealth.
Our latest research on inequalities in disability-free life expectancy comparing @ELSA_Study and @hrsisr shows that in both countries wealthier people compared to poorest live up to 9 years longer in good health @HydeM1976 @Jenny_anne1 @SariStenholm https://t.co/YpuzHwVgcD
— Paola Zaninotto (@PZaninotto) 15 Ocak 2020
“It has become known that there are tremendous consequences for the number and quality of years that individuals are expected to live on public spending on health and income and the cost of long-term care for the elderly and their participation in work, and we show the results of our study that it is on policy makers in Britain and the United States of America Do more to reduce health care discrepancy.
The people of the two countries were divided in the study based on the total income of the same family, and the richest groups were compared with the groups with the lowest income, so it appeared that at the age of fifty that men in the richest group in Britain and the United States of America lived for an additional 31 years without diseases compared to 23 An additional year among the poorest groups in the two countries.
As for women, it was found that among the richest groups of women in Britain and the United States of America, women gained an additional 33 years compared to 24 years among the poorest groups in the two countries.