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Summary

Low Disparities1

  • Between metropolitan3 and non-metropolitan3 areas for unemployed
  • Between females3 and males3 for diabetes
  • Between white3 and Hispanic3 for infant mortality

High Disparities

  • Between those with less than a high school education2 and college graduates3 for smoking
  • Between Hispanic2 and white2 for uninsured
  • 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

  • 18% decrease in Premature Death in Hispanic population between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 6,928 to 5,684 years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000
  • 25% decrease among those with Less Than a High School Education in non-metropolitan areas between 2005-2009 and 2015-2019 from 8.8% to 6.6%
  • 18% decrease in Smoking in male adults between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 23.6% to 19.3%
  • 24% increase in Cardiovascular Disease in adults with some college education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 6.7% to 8.3%
  • 63% increase in Severe Housing Problems in American Indian/Alaska Native households between 2005- 2009 and 2013-2017 from 18.7% to 30.4%
  • 7% increase in Dedicated Health Care Provider in adults with a high school education between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019 from 66.9% to 62.4%

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

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