Racial and ethnic health disparities in Illinois

November 2, 2007

Racial and ethnic health disparities in Illinois

Are there any solutions?

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Illinois has a diverse population: 66 percent of its residents are non-Hispanic white; 15 percent, black; 14 percent Hispanic or Latino origin; and 4 percent Asian. Unfortunately, this demographic diversity is strongly associated with diversity in health status. Blacks and Hispanics are in worse health than whites. Immigrants arrive in Illinois healthy but their health declines rapidly with time spent here.


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Research Area: Health Policy

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