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- Between females3 and males3 for less than a high school education
- Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for low birthweight
- Between those with a high school education2 and college graduates3 for cancer
- Between Hispanic2 and white3 for dedicated health care provider
- 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 education
 Low disparities within a state does not indicate that all populations are doing well. Consider rates in comparison to national averages.
 Rates worse than national average.
 Rates same or better than national average.
- 21% decrease in Depression in adults with less than a high school education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 20.3% to 16.0%
- 44% decrease in Unemployment in Black civilians between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 13.5% to 7.6%
- 22% decrease in Smoking in white adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 19.1% to 15.0%
- 87% increase in Multiple Chronic Conditions in American Indian/Alaska Native adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 13.3% to 24.9%
- 22% increase in Diabetes in college graduates between 2011- 2013 and 2017-2019 from 5.8% to 7.1%
- 23% increase in Physical Inactivity in Hispanic adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 32.8% to 40.4%
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 Nebraska, income inequality has decreased since 2011. Nebraska’s ratio is currently lower than the national ratio.