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Health Disparities Chartbook on Disability and Racial and Ethnic Status in the U.S.

Relatively little research has been conducted comparing the health of people with disabilities to that of people from racial and ethnic minority groups. However, research has consistently documented that, as a group, people with disabilities experience worse health than the general population. Prepared by the Institute on Disability at the University Of New Hampshire, the basic purpose of this chart book is to answer the question of whether working age (18-64) people with disabilities in the United States experience health disparities similar to those experienced by members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. People with disabilities have the least desirable prevalence rates for ten of the fourteen selected health indicators.

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