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Healthcare Data

The following data is from the Center for American Progress's Fact Sheet titled: Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity By Sofia Carratala and Connor Maxwell, published on May 7, 2020. 

African Americans or Black Americans

  • In 2017, 10.6 percent of African Americans were uninsured compared with 5.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites.

  • 13.8 percent of African Americans reported having fair or poor health compared with 8.3 percent of non-Hispanic whites

  • African Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancers combined compared with any other racial and ethnic group

  • In 2018, 8.7 percent of African American adults received mental health services compared with 18.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults

​Hispanic Americans or Latinx Americans

  • In 2017, 16.1 percent of Hispanics were uninsured compared with 5.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites

  • 21.5 percent of Hispanic adults over age 20 have been diagnosed with diabetes compared with 13 percent of white adults over age 20

  • In 2018, 8.8 percent of Hispanic adults received mental health services compared with 18.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults

  • In 2017, the infant mortality rate for Puerto Ricans was 40 percent higher than for non-Hispanic whites

​Asian Americans

  • In 2017, tuberculosis was 35 times more common in Asian Americans than among non-Hispanic whites.

  • In 2018, 6.3 percent of Asian American adults received mental health services compared with 18.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults

  • In 2017, suicide was the leading cause of death for Asian Americans ages 15 to 24

  • Asian Americans are twice as likely to develop chronic hepatitis B than non-Hispanic whites and are eight times more likely to die from hepatitis B than non-Hispanic whites.

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Americans

  • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have higher rates of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity in comparison to other populations

  • 10.9 percent of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults received mental health services in 2018 compared with 18.6 percent of non-Hispanic white adults

  • From 2013 to 2015, Native Hawaiians had the highest mortality rate for all types of cancer in the state

  • In 2016, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders were 80 percent more likely to be obese compared with non-Hispanic whites

​American Indians and Alaska Natives 

  • In 2017, 14.9 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives were uninsured compared with 5.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites

  • 17.4 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives reported having fair or poor health compared with 8.3 percent of non-Hispanic whites.

  • American Indian and Alaska Native youth and adults have the highest rates of cigarette smoking among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States

  • In 2017, suicide was the second-leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Natives ages 10 to 34

For the full article, please click the link: https://cdn.americanprogress.org/content/uploads/2020/05/06130714/HealthRace-factsheet.pdf

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

With our focus to support the healthcare and mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community, we have included data below from: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health

  • LGBT youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide

  • LGBT youth are more likely to be homeless

  • Lesbians are less likely to get preventive services for cancer

  • Gay men are at higher risk of HIV and other STDs, especially among communities of color

  • Lesbians and bisexual females are more likely to be overweight or obese

  • Transgender individuals have a high prevalence of HIV/STDs, victimization, mental health issues, and suicide and are less likely to have health insurance than heterosexual or LGB individuals

  • Elderly LGBT individuals face additional barriers to health because of isolation and a lack of social services and culturally competent providers

  • LGBT populations have the highest rates of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use

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