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Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between females3 and males2 for less than a high school education
  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan2 areas for unemployment
  • Between those with some college education2 and college graduates3 for asthma

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for smoking
  • Between females2 and males3 for depression
  • Between Hispanic2 and white3 for less than a high school education

[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

  • 22% decrease in Unemployment in civilians with less than a high school education between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 11.8% to 9.2%
  • 12% decrease in Excessive Drinking in male adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 21.1% to 18.5%
  • 26% decrease in Avoided Care Due to Cost in Black adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 25.9% to 19.2%
  • 18% increase in Diabetes in female adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 10.3% to 12.2%
  • 13% increase in Depression in adults with some college education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 22.8% to 25.7%
  • 15% increase in Cardiovascular Disease in white adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 10.5% to 12.1%

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

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