The Question and Answer section for Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Although Ehrenreich finds the people in Minnesota friendly, her time there isn't easy. She has difficulty finding somewhere to stay, jobs do not pay enough to subsist on, and a lack of kitchen (she's staying at a hotel) means she is consistently...
Sorry I do not have a copy and page numbers can differ in different copies. I recall reading that in the book.
Some of them include obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.