The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men. Conclusion


Compared with higher-income men age 18–44, low-income men are more likely to lack health insurance coverage, have lower access to routine health care, and have worse health 6 outcomes as measured by self-reported health and obesity. The health insurance coverage and health status of low-income men depend on where they live. Low-income men in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, among the 10 states with the largest low-income male populations, have high uninsured rates, low rates of a routine checkup in the past year, and relatively high rates of self-reported poor/fair health and obesity.

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