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Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows
Date:1/13/2011

g steady for all racial/ethnic minorities, disparities persist. Birth rates for Hispanic teen girls (77.4 per 1,000 females) and black teen girls (62.9 per 1,000 females) are three and 2.5 times higher, respectively, than for white teen girls (26.7 per 1,000).
  • In 2009, rates of binge drinking were: 18.5 percent for those with annual incomes of $50,000 or more; 12.1 percent for those with incomes of $15,000 or less; 17.4 percent for college graduates; and 12.5 percent for those with less than a high school education. However, people who binge drink and have an annual income of $15,000 or less binge drink more frequently (4.9 vs. 3.6 episodes) and, when they do binge drink, drink more heavily (7.1 vs. 6.5 drinks).
  • The findings also highlight the need for more consistent, nationally representative data on disability status and sexual orientation, according to officials.

    "Better information about the health status of different groups is essential to improve health," CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said in an agency news release. "This first of its kind analysis and reporting of recent trends is designed to spur action and accountability at the federal, tribal, state and local levels to achieve health equity in this country."

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    -- Robert Preidt

    SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Jan. 13, 2011


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