CDC Releases new Health data

Posted by on March 4, 2005

[posted from CCPH Partnerships Matter newsletter]

In A Healthier Nation, Disparities Persist, CDC Says

Americans overall are becoming healthier, but the poor and racial and ethnic minority groups still lag behind the rest of the population in many key indicators of health, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 28th annual report to Congress and the President on the state of the nation’s health. Poor people are more likely than others to say they are in bad health, to use many types of health care and to report “severe psychological distress,” the CDC study concludes. Infant mortality rates among blacks and American Indians are higher than in whites, and rates of obesity and diabetes also vary by race. The CDC report also notes that Latinos and American Indians are more likely to have no health insurance than other racial and ethnic groups. The two reports are available online.

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Health Disparities Experienced by Black or African Americans — United States

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