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Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

"Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States." - National Institute of Health

graph  Disparitiy Indicators in Mecklenburg County
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Contributors to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

  • No Insurance or Inadequate Insurance
  • Racism
  • Transportation
  • Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Culture Influences
  • Diet
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Sexual Behaviors
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Systemic Barriers
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Poverty
  • Environmental Factors

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