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Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for poverty
  • Between females3 and males3 for avoided care due to cost
  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for uninsured

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for high health status
  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for smoking
  • Between females3 and males2 for premature death

[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

  • 31% decrease in Infant Mortality in white infants between 2003-2006 and 2015-2018 from 5.1 to 3.5 deaths (before age 1) per 1,000 live births
  • 34% decrease among those with Less Than a High School Education in the female population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 8.8% to 5.8%
  • 23% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 15.0% to 11.6%
  • 36% increase in Cancer in male adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 5.9% to 8.0%
  • 20% increase in Premature Death in the white population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 6,118 to 7,336 years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000
  • 25% increase in Frequent Mental Distress in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 12.7% to 15.9%

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

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