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• Number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births to African-American mothers: 13.6 • Number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births to mothers in Cuba: 5.8
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of all non-Hispanic whites in 2008 who were not covered by either private or government-sponsored health insurance: 10.4% • Percentage of all non-Hispanic blacks in 2008 who were not covered by either private or government-sponsored health insurance: 16.0%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of non-Hispanic whites in 2008 who failed to obtain needed medical care due to the cost: 6.0% • Percentage of non-Hispanic blacks in 2008 who failed to obtain needed medical care due to the cost: 8.3%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of non-Hispanic whites over the age of 65 in 2008 who received an influenza vaccination: 69.9% • Percentage of non-Hispanic blacks over the age of 65 in 2008 who received an influenza vaccination: 50.6%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of non-Hispanic whites over the age of 18 in 2008 who had ever been tested for HIV/AIDS: 36.7% • Percentage of non-Hispanic blacks over the age of 18 in 2008 who had ever been tested for HIV/AIDS: 54.4%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of all white Americans over the age of 65 who visit the dentist at least once a year: 59.5% • Percentage of all African Americans over the age of 65 who visit the dentist at least once a year: 40.7%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of all white students in U.S. K-12 education in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 7.9% • Percentage of all black students in U.S. K-12 education in 2004 who were identified as “gifted”: 3.5%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Health
• Percentage of pregnant white women in 2004 who smoked cigarettes: 11.0% • Percentage of pregnant African-American women in 2004 who smoked cigarettes: 8.2%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of all white high school students in 2003 who engaged in regular physical activity: 69.0% • Percentage of all African-American high school students in 2003 who engaged in regular physical activity: 58.8%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Number of living white Americans infected with the HIV virus for every 100,000 white Americans: 6 • Number of living black Americans infected with the HIV virus for every 100,000 black Americans: 58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
• Percentage of white female high school students who took diet pills to lose or avoid gaining weight in 2003: 13.0% • Percentage of black female high school students who took diet pills to lose or avoid gaining weight in 2003: 5.1%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health