U.S. health disparities at a glance
Sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, geographic location, race and ethnicity all influence health. If a health outcome is seen to a greater or lesser extent in certain populations, there is a disparity. Biological, genetic, environmental and cultural factors and access to medical care all play a role. Compelling evidence indicates race and ethnicity correlate with increasing health disparities between U.S. subpopulations.