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Health Disparities in New York City

Karpati, A. and Kerker, B. and Mostashari, F. and Singh, T. and Hajat, A. and Thorpe, L. and Bassett, M. and Henning, K. and Frieden, T. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2004) Health Disparities in New York City. Other. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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Much progress has been made in reducing health disparities in New York City, but substantial inequalities remain among New Yorkers of different economic and racial/ethnic groups. ● Poor New Yorkers, as well as African-American and Hispanic New Yorkers, bear a disproportionate burden of illness and premature death. ■ The poorest New Yorkers are 4 times more likely to report poor overall health than the wealthiest. ■ The rate of new HIV diagnoses is about 6 times as high among Blacks as among Whites. ■ Hispanic New Yorkers are more than twice as likely to have diabetes as White New Yorkers. ■ Disparities in diabetes are widening: From 1999–2001, Black New Yorkers were about 3 times as likely to die from diabetes as White New Yorkers. ● Poor health is concentrated in certain New York City neighborhoods.

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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health disparities
Subjects: Government Publications
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2011 00:21
    Last Modified: 16 Jul 2011 00:45
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2743

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