CDC Report on National Health Finds Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities Persist

May 27, 2016 | Physician Practice News

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​While there have been improvements toward healthcare equality in the United States, significant disparities remain among racial and ethnic groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 39th annual report on the nation's health. The report, which includes a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities, found that although racial and ethnic minorities have experienced improvement in infant death rates, the number of female smokers, and the numbers of uninsured persons, gaps persist in rates of obesity, cesarean births, and dental care.

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