Racial and Ethnic Health Reports
A collection of Minnesota specific reports on the health status of racial/ethnic communities. Reports include Disparities in Infant Mortality, Populations of Color Health Status Reports, and Health Disparities by Racial/Ethnic Populations in Minnesota.
This report presents data on a variety of health topics for African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic and White adolescents. Data is drawn from the 2010 Minnesota Student Survey and other sources.
This report provides a perspective on health disparities by comparing rate and ratios for selected indicators. It describes existing health disparities, the extent of disparities, and how disparities disproportionately affect some communities in Minnesota. This information can assist policy makers and key stakeholders in the development of policy, priority-setting in public health, and programming that will contribute to the elimination of racial/ethnic disparities in Minnesota. Published December 2009
This report examines the relationship between income and low birth weight (LBW) using Medicaid status as a proxy for low income on several maternal characteristics that previous research has shown to be associated with LBW. Examined in this report are maternal age, race, ethnicity, country of birth, educational attainment, tobacco and alcohol use during pregnancy and adequacy of prenatal care.
Statewide tables have been prepared for students from different racial/ethnic groups attending regular public schools.
Other MDH Reports and Data
Diabetes in Minnesota: Quick Facts about diabetes in Minnesota with links to additional information
Cancer in Minnesota by Race and Ethnicity, 1988-2008: Preliminary Report (PDF: 319KB/7 pages)