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Delving into social determinants of the health of employees may require sharing of personal data—something that employees often are reluctant to do.

American health care consumers overestimate how much clinical care affects overall health, a new survey from Welltok finds. The study found instead that social determinants have a much bigger impact on an individual’s health than many people realize.

According to Welltok, a consulting firm based in Denver, clinical care accounts for only 10 percent of health overall, genetics accounts for 20 percent, environment accounts for another 20 percent, and lifestyle behaviors are the drivers for 50 percent of a person’s health.

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