Putting Men's Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level


Publication Date: September 2012

Publisher: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Cara James

Research Area: Health

Keywords: Access to Care

Type: Report

Abstract:

This Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that men of color in almost every state continue to fare worse than white men on a variety of measures of health, health care access and other social determinants of health. It documents the persistence of such disparities between white men and men of color — and among different groups within men of color — on 22 indicators of health and well-being, including rates of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as insurance coverage and health screenings. It also catalogues disparities in factors that influence health and access to care such as income and education. This new analysis complements an earlier study for women and provides state-level data for men of many racial and ethnic populations that have not been available before.