URL of this page: https://medlineplus.gov/healthdisparities.html

Health Disparities

On this page

Learn More

See, Play and Learn

  • No links available

Resources

For You

  • No links available

Summary

Health disparities are health differences between different groups of people. These health differences may include

  • How many people get certain diseases
  • How severe the diseases are
  • How many people have complications because of the diseases
  • How many people die from a disease
  • Whether people can get health care
  • How many people get screened for a disease

These groups of people may be based on

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Immigrant status
  • Disability
  • Sex or gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Geography
  • Income
  • Level of education

NIH: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Start Here

Specifics

Statistics and Research

Clinical Trials

Find an Expert