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Healthcare disparities are a type of health difference closely associated with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Marginalized people and communities are greatly affected by such disadvantages. As a result, this leads to worse healthcare outcomes for certain groups, based on race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, geographic location, and more.
Some factors that can impact someone's health outcomes include:
This information has been adapted from Healthy People 2020
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