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Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between metropolitan2 and non-metropolitan2 areas for uninsured
  • Between females3 and males2 for cardiovascular disease
  • Between metropolitan2 and non-metropolitan3 areas for less than a high school education

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 education
  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates2 for dedicated health care provider

[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

  • 28% decrease in Infant Mortality in Black infants between 2003-2006 and 2015-2018 from 13.4 to 9.6 deaths (before age 1) per 1,000 live births
  • 28% decrease in Unemployment in civilians living in non- metropolitan areas between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 8.0% to 5.8%
  • 42% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in Black adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 23.0% to 13.4%
  • 13% increase in Low Birthweight in Hispanic infants between 2003-2006 and 2016-2019 from 6.7% to 7.6%
  • 64% increase in Food Insecurity in households headed by an adult with a high school education between 2003-2007 and 2015-2019 from 9.8% to 16.1%
  • 31% increase in Physical Inactivity in Hispanic adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 25.3% to 33.1%

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

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