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Low Disparities1

  • Between females3 and males3 for child poverty
  • Between those with less than a high school education3 and some college education2 for cancer
  • Between females2 and males2 for unemployment

High Disparities

  • Between females2 and males3 for premature death
  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for high health status
  • Between Hispanic2 and multiracial3 for less than a high school education

[1] Low disparities within a state does not indicate that all populations are doing well. Consider rates in comparison to national averages.
[2] Rates worse than national average.
[3] Rates same or better than national average.


  • 32% decrease in those with Less Than a High School Education in the female population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 12.8% to 8.7%
  • 47% decrease in Smoking in Hispanic adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 21.1% to 11.2%
  • 22% decrease in Severe Housing Problems in Hispanic- headed households between 2005-2009 and 2013-2017 from 32.1% to 24.9%
  • 86% increase in Diabetes in the Hispanic population between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 4.9% to 9.1%
  • 75% increase in Food Insecurity in households headed by an adult with a high school education between 2003-2007 and 2015-2019 from 8.0% to 14.0%
  • 10% increase in Physical Inactivity in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 27.9% to 30.8%


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Income Inequality

Income inequality measures the ratio of median household income of the 20% richest to the 20% poorest. A high ratio indicates greater income inequality. Research demonstrates an association between greater income disparity and poorer population health.
In Delaware, income inequality has increased since 2011. Delaware’s ratio is currently lower than the national ratio.
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