Racial and ethnic health disparities in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about racial and ethnic health disparities in the U.S.

This dossier presents key facts and figures on a variety of health issues in the United States by race and ethnicity. Included are chapters on diseases, death, cancer, sexual health, health risks and more.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Medical conditions U.S. adults had been diagnosed with as of 2017, by ethnicity

    • U.S. adults prone to certain symptoms 2017, by ethnicity

    • Common health symptoms found among U.S. adults as of 2017, by ethnicity

    • Frequency U.S. adults caught colds within the last year 2017, by ethnicity

    • Adults with severe headache or migraine 2016, by ethnicity

  • 2. Diseases and disabilities
    • Percentage of current asthma in the United States 2001-2017 by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in U.S. adults 2013-2016 ethnicity and gender

    • New cases of tuberculosis in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the U.S. 2001-2016, by ethnicity

    • Incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in the U.S. in 2015-2016, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in children U.S. 2014-2016, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of children with an intellectual disability 2014-2016, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of children with a developmental disability 2014-2016, by ethnicity

  • 3. Cancer
    • Cancer: incidence rate in the U.S. by ethnic group and gender 2011-2015

    • Rate of skin cancer cases in the U.S. in 2015, by ethnicity

    • Rate of prostate cancer among U.S. males 2011-2015, by ethnicity

    • Incidence rates of colorectal cancer among U.S. residents 2011-2015, by ethnicity

    • Cancer: 5-year survival rates in the U.S. by ethnic group 1975-2014

    • U.S. mortality rates from cancer by ethnic group and gender 2012-2016

    • Mortality rate of uterine cervix cancer in the U.S. 2012-2016, by ethnicity

  • 4. Sexual health
    • Distribution of AIDS diagnoses among males in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Distribution of AIDS diagnoses among females in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Rate of gonorrhea cases in the United States by ethnicity and gender 2017

    • Cases of syphilis in the United States by by ethnicity and gender 2017

    • Chlamydia rates in the United States 2017 by ethnicity and gender

    • Share of U.S. Americans with herpes simplex virus type 2 U.S. 1999-2016, by ethnicity

    • U.S. high school students who used condoms by gender and ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. high school students who didn't use contraception 2013-2017, by ethnicity

  • 5. Mental health
    • Percentage of adults with poor mental health in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. females who reported their mental health was poor 2015-2017, by ethnicity

    • Share of adults with depression in the U.S. 2013-2016, by ethnicity

    • Persons with serious psychological distress in the U.S. by ethnicity 2015-2016

    • Frequency that U.S. adults felt stressed as of 2017, by ethnicity

    • Mental health status of U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by ethnicity

  • 6. Treatment
    • U.S. population without health care visits 2000-2016, by ethnicity

    • Frequency of visits to the doctors for acute treatment U.S. adults 2017, by ethnicity

    • Adults with outpatient hospital treatments in preceding 5 years 2017, by ethnicity

    • U.S. males who reported having no personal doctor 2015-2017 by ethnicity

    • Persons with a dental visit in the past year 2016, by ethnicity

    • Uninsured U.S. children percentage and rate by ethnicity 2017

    • Uninsured non-elderly people in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Adults that have been treated for mental health in the U.S. as of 2018, by ethnicity

    • Share of people in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol use 2017, by ethnicity

  • 7. Death
    • Death rate by ethnic group and sex in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. asthma death rate from 1999-2016, by ethnicity

    • Death rate from HIV in the U.S. in 2016, by ethnicity

    • Rate of hepatitis C-related deaths in the U.S. in 2016, by ethnicity

    • Male deaths by firearm-related injuries 1970-2016, by ethnicity

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2016, by drug type and ethnicity

    • Death rate from heroin overdose U.S. 2016 and 2017, by ethnicity

    • Death rate due to prescription opioid overdose U.S. 2015-2016, by ethnicity

  • 8. Health risks
    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2017

    • U.S. smoking prevalence among adults by ethnicity 2018

    • U.S. sedentary lifestyle among adults by ethnicity 2018

    • Average adult male BMI in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016, by ethnicity

    • Average adult female BMI in the U.S. from 1999 to 2016, by ethnicity

    • Overweight high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • Obese high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

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