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Health equity is giving everyone the same opportunity to the highest level of health care that meets their needs.

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Health equity is giving everyone the same opportunity to the highest level of health care that meets their needs.
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Equity vs. Equality

Highlights from the 2017 Health Disparities Report

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  • Smoking was identified as a risk factor among 45.1 percent of those individuals that died from diseases of the heart.
     
  • The American Indian population is disproportionately affected by diabetes-related deaths with a rate of 57.5 per 100,000 individuals compared to Whites at 24.8.
     
  • 80.4 percent of suicides were among males.
     
  • African Americans had the highest rate of chlamydia with a rate of 1,355.3 per 100,000 people. 
     

Disparities Report

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