This infographic depicts the Health Insurance Woes of African Americans and Hispanics using data from the National Health Interview Survey of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, corroborated by data from the US Census Bureau. As a quick overview, in 2012, only 11.2% of non-hispanic Whites in the U.S. were uninsured. Meanwhile, 17.4% of non-Hispanic Blacks were uninsured; this was significantly lower than the 29.4% recorded for Hispanics. This infographic shows the general health profiles of various ethnic groups; the insurance status of income groups within the African American sector; and where uninsured African American are clustered around the country. If you click on the infographic, you can see a larger version.
If you’re interested in more information on this subject, read Dr. J. Nadine Gracia’s blog post kicking off National Minority Health Month. Dr. Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. It is worth the read.