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.
The Populations of Color Health Status Reports examine the following areas: demographic and economic profiles, birth related health indicators, mortality rates and cause of death, illness and injury, access to health care, and future data initiatives.
This report describes the current status of infant mortality by race and ethnicity of mother in Minnesota looking at age at death, cause of infant death and the characteristics of mothers and infants. This report also summarizes public health efforts to address infant mortality. Published January 2009.
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.
Low Birth Weight Fact Sheets:
Minnesota Vital Signs
Minnesota Vital Signs is a periodic publication highlighting various natality and mortality topics at the state level. Below are links to Vital Signs that focus specifically on racial/ethnic populations.
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)
Center for Health Statistics
Minnesota Department of Health
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