Issue Briefs Examine Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities Among Children
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released two issue briefs that are a part of a series related to health disparities among minority children. The issue briefs examine how child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics. Comparisons are made for several health indicators, including low birthweight; health status; unmet dental care needs; lifetime asthma diagnosis; and diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and activity limitation. The first report includes findings among black and white children, and the second has findings for Hispanic and white children (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, January 2009).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.