Poster Prize Winner, Heraklion 2014

The Economic crisis and its impact on the health of a rural population in Crete: Three year follow up.
Theodoros Vasilopoulos, G. Arseni, Christa Tatsi
Primary Health Care Center of Agia Barbara Heraklion, University Of Crete, Kolokotroni 23 Tsalikaki –Gazi, 71414 Herakleion Crete-Greece.

Background: In periods of economic crisis, when all negative parameters exacerbate, an increase in morbidity and mortality rates is observed. The lack of economic security, drop in income, failure to perform financial obligations, unemployment and addiction to toxic substances, such as tobacco and alcohol, pose a serious threat to the mental and physical health of a population.

Our study was to identify the repercussion of the deepening financial crisis on the health of a rural population in Crete.

 

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