Santé Montréal

Working to improve living conditions

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Description

Social inequalities are important determinants of health

Three households out of 10 were living below the low-income cut-off on the Island of Montréal in 2001 and 12% of the population was subsisting on employment insurance in 2005. One third of Montréal families with children under the age of 18 are living in poverty, among them a little more than half of the city's single-parent families and nearly a quarter of families with two parents.

Economic and social disparities in Montréal often translate into other inequalities and differences in health care and outcomes. 

There are a number of organizations dedicated to helping needy individuals and families to improve their living conditions. 

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Symptoms

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When to Consult

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Complications

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Protection and prevention

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Risk factors

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Help and Resources

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Treatment

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People at Risk

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Dernière mise à jour le : 2015.05.22