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Infographic
September 2018

Latino 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 Latinos in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites). See our infographic series for data about other communities of color.

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1    HIV (diagnoses): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2016; vol. 28. Published November 2017. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf 

2    Diabetes and HIV (mortality): Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, Kenneth D. Kochanek, Sally C. Curtin, and Elizabeth Arais. Deaths: Final data for 2015. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 66 no 6. Hyattsville, MD; National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_06.pdf 

3    Cervical Cancer (diagnoses and mortality): U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualization Tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999-2015): U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute, June 2018. Available online at https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html 

4    Asthma (adults and children): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016 National Health Interview Survey Data, National Center for Health Statistics, Table 4-1. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nhis/2016/table4-1.htm 

5    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 

6    Liver Disease: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics, Summary Health Statistics Tables: National Health Survey, 2016. Table A-4a. available online at https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/NHIS/SHS/2016_SHS_Table_A-4.pdf 

7    Obesity (adults and children): Craig M. Hales, Margaret D. Carroll, Cheryl D. Fryar, Cynthia L. Ogden. Prevalence of obesity among adults and youth: United States, 2015-2016. NCHS data brief, no 288. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db288.pdf 

8    Diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services; 2017. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf 

9    ESRD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States Diabetes Surveillance System, Diabetes Related ESRD Incidence, 2015. Available online at https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/diabetes/diabetesatlas.html 

10   Infant Mortality: National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2016: With Chartbook on Long-term Trends in Health. Hyattsville, MD. 2017. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

11    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