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Heath Disparities Defined

  • National Institutes of Health defines health disparities as "the difference in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exists among specific population groups in the United States."
  • Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities working definition of health disparities as "significant difference or inequalities in health that exist between whites and racial/ethnic minorities."