Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for unemployed
  • Between females3 and males3 for those with less than a high school education
  • Between females3 and males2 for uninsured

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for smoking
  • Between Black2 and white3 for child poverty
  • 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

  • 17% decrease in Smoking in adults with some college education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 22.8% to 19.0%
  • 40% decrease in Unemployment in Black civilians between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 13.9% to 8.3%
  • 17% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in males between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 14.4% to 12.0%
  • 21% increase in Multiple Chronic Conditions in adults with some college education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 10.2% to 12.3%
  • 14% increase in Poverty in male-headed households between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 8.7% to 9.9%
  • 18% increase in Depression in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 24.8% to 29.2%

Trends


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

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