July 17, 2007
12:01 a.m. Eastern Time
Satisfaction With Health Status Is Consistent Around The World, Report Gallup CEO Jim Clifton And Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Despite considerable socioeconomic gaps and widely divergent levels of national health spending, people around the world express remarkably consistent levels of satisfaction with their personal health, according to findings from the Gallup World Poll published today in a Health Affairs Web Exclusive. Authors Jim Clifton, CEO of the Gallup Organization, and Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, also say that satisfaction with health status increases with household income relative to others in the same region. “Those in the lowest income bracket in the United States earn on average nearly six times as much as those in the middle bracket in sub-Saharan Africa, yet they are much less likely to give favorable responses regarding their personal health,” they observe.
You can read the article at http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.5.w545
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