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Health Disparities in the US

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Sydney Miller, Hampton University

Date

April 2020

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Health disparities can be defined as the disproportionate burden of disease on specific groups compared to others. These disparities, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have been mostly been measured by incidence, prevalence, mortality rates, cancer related health complications, survivorship, screening rates, and stage of cancer at diagnosis. There are certain diseases and illnesses that are linked to and or are more likely to affect specific groups of people. Major factors such as socioeconomic status, race, and gender are significant in recognizing who is most affected. When people can't afford a healthy lifestyle and quality healthcare, they are more likely to have poorer health. Our health depends on what we put in our bodies and how we treat our bodies. In America it is more affordable to eat fast food and foods high in preservatives than it is to eat fresh and organic food.

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Health Disparities in the US

Health disparities can be defined as the disproportionate burden of disease on specific groups compared to others. These disparities, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have been mostly been measured by incidence, prevalence, mortality rates, cancer related health complications, survivorship, screening rates, and stage of cancer at diagnosis. There are certain diseases and illnesses that are linked to and or are more likely to affect specific groups of people. Major factors such as socioeconomic status, race, and gender are significant in recognizing who is most affected. When people can't afford a healthy lifestyle and quality healthcare, they are more likely to have poorer health. Our health depends on what we put in our bodies and how we treat our bodies. In America it is more affordable to eat fast food and foods high in preservatives than it is to eat fresh and organic food.