Disability Disparities May be Explained by Obesity, Smoking, Physical Labor

August 31, 2020

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U-M Institute for Social Research lead author Tarlise Townsend and School of Public Health assistant professor of health management and policy Neil Mehta discuss their research on disability disparities. Townsend claims that a large proportion of disability disparities occur from smoking, excess body mass, and manual labor, largely due to educational attainment. Townsend and Mehta further explain the study, focusing on populations at risk, prevalence of a disability, and other risk factors.

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