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.

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  • 1. Diseases and disabilities
    • Vision impairment among U.S. adults aged 45 years and older 2015-2017, by ethnicity

    • Percentage of current asthma in the United States 2001-2018, by ethnicity

    • Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in U.S. adults 2015-2018 ethnicity and gender

    • New cases of tuberculosis in the U.S. 2020, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. adults who have had a stroke as of 2018, by ethnicity

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

    • Diabetes prevalence in the U.S. 2015-2018, by ethnicity

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

    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status and ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children with ADHD as of 2018, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children with respiratory allergies in the past year 2018, by ethnicity

  • 2. Cancer
    • Cancer: incidence rate in the U.S. by ethnic group and gender 2013-2017

    • Rate of skin cancer cases in the U.S. in 2017, by ethnicity

    • Rate of prostate cancer among U.S. males 2013-2017, by ethnicity

    • Incidence rates of colorectal cancer among U.S. residents 2013-2017, by ethnicity

    • Cancer: 5-year survival rates in the U.S. by ethnic group 1975-2016

    • U.S. mortality rates from cancer by ethnic group and gender 2014-2018

    • Mortality rate of uterine cervix cancer in the U.S. 2014-2018, by ethnicity

  • 3. Sexual health
    • Distribution of AIDS diagnoses among males in the U.S. by ethnicity 2018

    • Distribution of AIDS diagnoses among females in the U.S. by ethnicity 2018

    • Rate of gonorrhea cases in the United States by ethnicity and gender, 2019

    • Cases of syphilis in the United States by by ethnicity and gender, 2019

    • Chlamydia rates in the United States 2019, 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 2019

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

  • 4. 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

    • Distribution of suicides in the U.S. in 2017, by ethnicity and gender

  • 5. Treatment
    • U.S. population without health care visits 2000-2018, by ethnicity

    • U.S. males who reported having no personal doctor 2016-2018 by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year by ethnicity 2018

    • Persons with a dental visit in the past year 2018, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. children who ever had their vision tested 2016-2017, by ethnicity

    • Uninsured U.S. children percentage and rate by ethnicity 2019

    • Percentage of U.S. population without health insurance coverage by ethnicity 2018

    • Uninsured non-elderly people in the U.S. by ethnicity 2019

    • 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 2019, by ethnicity

  • 6. Death
    • Leading causes of death among the white population in the United States in 2017

    • Leading causes of death among black U.S. residents in 2017

    • Leading causes of death among American Indians or Alaska Natives 2017

    • Leading causes of death among Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 2017

    • Leading causes of death among Hispanics in the U.S. 2017

    • Death rate by ethnic group and sex in the U.S. 2018

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

    • Death rate from HIV in the U.S. in 2017, by ethnicity

    • Rate of hepatitis C-related deaths in the U.S. in 2018, by ethnicity

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

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

    • Death rate from heroin overdose U.S. 2017 and 2018, by ethnicity

    • Death rate from opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2017, by ethnicity

  • 7. Health risks
    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2019

    • U.S. smoking prevalence among adults by ethnicity 2019

    • Share of U.S. adults who met physical activity guidelines 2008-2017, by ethnicity

    • Adult obesity rates in the U.S. by ethnicity 2019

    • 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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