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Infographic
November 2018

American Indian & Alaska Native Health Inequities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

Racial and ethnic health inequities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health inequities that afflict American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites). See our infographic series for data about other communities of color.

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4] Tuberculosis: Rebekah J. Steward, Clarisse A. Tsang, Robert H. Pratt, Sandy F. Price, Adam J. Langer Tuberculosis—United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67:317-323. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6711a2.htm

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6] Depression: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High School Youth Risk and Behavior Survey, 2015. Available online at https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?LID=XX

7] Depression: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High School Youth Risk and Behavior Survey, 2017. Available online at https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?LID=XX

8] Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: CDC, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by Race/Ethnicity, 2012-2015. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/sids/data.htm#race  

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