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 2001-2016 by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in U.S. adults 2011-2014 ethnicity and gender

    • New cases of tuberculosis in the U.S. 2017, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. as of 2016, by age and 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 2010-2014

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

    • Number of overweight and obesity-related cancer cases U.S. 2014, by ethnicity

    • Prostate cancer test among men aged 50 years and older in the U.S. 2015, by ethnicity

    • Distribution of ovarian cancer in the U.S. 2010-2014, by ethnicity

    • Five-year breast cancer specific survival rates U.S. 2007-2013, 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

    • Contraception use by U.S. female teens during last intercourse 2015, by ethnicity

    • Contraception used by U.S. male teens during last intercourse 2011-2015, by ethnicity

    • Young Americans who had an STD treatment 2013-2015, by ethnicity

    • Young males who received an STD test in the past 12 months 2013-2015, by ethnicity

    • Young females who had a chlamydia test in past 12 months 2013-2015, by ethnicity

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

    • 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

    • Stress reported in U.S. adults who experienced discrimination 2015, by ethnicity

    • Stress from discrimination in U.S. adults 2015, by ethnicity

    • Ways U.S. adults relieved stress as of 2017, 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 2016

  • 7. Death
    • U.S. mortality rates from cancer by ethnic group and gender 2011-2015

    • Stroke deaths among U.S. adults in 2000 and 2015, by ethnicity

    • Female HIV death rate in the U.S. by ethnicity 2013

    • Male HIV death rate by ethnicity 2013

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

    • U.S. drug overdose age-adjusted death rates from 2013-2015, by ethnicity

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2016, by drug type and 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 2017

    • Obesity prevalence among adults in the U.S. by gender and ethnicity 2015-2016

    • 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

    • Controlled hypertension in adults in U.S. 2015-2016, by gender and ethnicity

    • High cholesterol among adults in the U.S. 2015-2016, by gender and ethnicity

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