The high cost of renting a home in the United States negatively affects the health of citizens, reports Yahoo Finance, citing a study by Enterprise Community Partners.
In a survey conducted by the company, more than half - 54 percent - of 1,000 tenants said they had postponed various medical procedures due to the need to pay for an apartment or house. All 500 doctors who participated in the study noted that some patients complain about the low level of availability of residential real estate. 31 percent of healthcare workers said at least a quarter of patients expressed concern about the lack of affordable housing in the market.

More often than not, renters postpone clinical examination (42 percent of respondents chose this option), do not go to doctors when they are sick (38 percent) and neglect prescription drugs (35 percent).

As Yahoo! Finance, in the past five years, the average rental price of real estate in the United States has increased by 11 percent. The average American tenant spends more than 28 percent of their income on housing.

Earlier, in July, the number of Russian rentals was announced: throughout the country, about 10 million citizens rent real estate, and 49 percent of them intend to stay in rented apartments or rooms for at least the next two years.