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Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between females3 and males3 for diabetes
  • Between females3 and males3 for physical inactivity
  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for unemployment

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for high health status
  • Between Hispanic2 and white3 for less than a high school graduate
  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for physical inactivity

[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.

Highlights

  • 13% decrease in Premature Death in the Hispanic population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 5,167 to 4,488 years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000
  • 35% decrease in Unemployment in civilians with some college education between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 5.6% to 3.7%
  • 36% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in Hispanic adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 30.7% to 19.7%
  • 81% increase in Cancer in adults with less than a high school education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 4.7% to 8.5%
  • 22% increase in Low Birthweight in Hispanic infants between 2003-2006 and 2016-2019 from 6.5% to 7.9%
  • 24% increase in Diabetes in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 7.8% to 9.7%

Trends

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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 Idaho, income inequality has decreased since 2011. Idaho’s ratio is currently lower than the national ratio.
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