Abstract / Description: 

Health disparities refer to the differences between
people that can impact how frequently a disease affects a
particular group. While some Americans are experiencing
improvements in cardiovascular health, others belong to
vulnerable populations and experience social or economic
obstacles. These obstacles stem from characteristics
historically linked to discrimination or exclusion such as
race or ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender,
mental health, sexual orientation, or geographic location,
and disability status.1
It is difficult to identify the individual
contributions each of the obstacles have on differences in
health when there are multiple connections between these
factors that may result in disparities.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)