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Health Disparities

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Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. Some groups of people have higher rates of certain diseases, and more deaths and suffering from them, compared to others. These groups may be based on

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Immigrant status
  • Disability
  • Sex or gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Geography
  • Income

NIH: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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  • (Department of Health and Human Services)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health Infographic (National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health)

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  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (American Lung Association)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)
  • (Department of Health and Human Services)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)
  • (Rural Health Information Hub)

Statistics and Research

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  • (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
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  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (National Center for Health Statistics)
  • (National Center for Health Statistics)
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  • (National Center for Health Statistics)
  • (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • (American Lung Association) - PDF
  • (American Lung Association)
  • (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • (National Center for Health Statistics)
  • (National Center for Health Statistics)

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  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

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  • (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health)