Thursday, June 16, 2016

25% of Hispanic Adults Didn't Get Needed Care Due to Cost

Kaiser Family Foundation recently released an analysis of racial disparities in American healthcare. Here are some key findings from the report:

·         14% of white adults didn't get care due to cost, compared to 1 in 4 Hispanic adults and 1 in 5 black adults.

·         7 in 10 Hispanic adults had a healthcare visit in the past 12 months, vs 84% of white adults.

·         9% of white adults report poor health, compared to 17% of American Indian/Alaska native adults.

·         Obesity prevalence among Asian adults is 9%, vs. 39% of black adults.

·         9% of Asian adults smoke, compared to 32% of American Indian/Alaska Native adults.

·         1 in 10 white children has asthma, compared to 17% of black children.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, June 7, 2016

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