CDC issues U.S. healthcare inequalities report

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its report, “CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities in the United States – 2011.” It is the first in a series of reports discussing disparities in healthcare along socio-economic lines.

The report examines the most recent statistics on disparities in mortality, morbidity, behavioral risk factors, healthcare access, preventive health services, and social determinants of critical health problems.

"These problems must be addressed with intervention strategies related to both health and social programs, and more broadly, access to economic, educational, employment, and housing opportunities," CDC Director Thomas Frieden, M.D., notes in the report.
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