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Health Equity Measurement

Research focused on health equity measurement

Health Indicators

These are health indicators that are commonly measured across states to determine health equity status of various population groups.

  • access to affordable health care
  • alcohol or drug dependence and abuse
  • cancer mortality
  • cardiovascular disease
  • domestic violence
  • family and/or social support
  • immunizations
  • infant mortality
  • injury or violence
  • mental health
  • oral health
  • physical activity / exercise
  • renal disease
  • sexual assault
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • suicide mortality
  • tobacco use
  • weight status

This indicator is included because it is a common health measurement. However, there are equity concerns with pathologizing people of higher weight.

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