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The condition of financial destitution and lack of resources of food, clothing, and shelter that are necessary to sustain life. Indigence predisposes to many medical problems. It may be due to disabling disease, or in countries with inadequate medical insurance such as the United States and many poor nations, it may be caused by pauperization from the costs of disabling disease.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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