Health Disparity in the United States

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Health disparity in the United States Introduction This study evaluates the effects of providing preventative healthcare to uninsured in the low income community of South Dallas. Moreover, the study focuses on measurement of the gains accruing from preventative care as well as the prevention of chronic diseases such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH, 2009), defined Health disparities as the various divergences prevalent in the access and availability of services as well as facilities. In addition, the institution in their report defined disparities in health status as the differences in the rates of occurrences in disease as well as disabilities, prevalent between geographical and socioeconomic population groups. Hordes of Americans have poor health status. Moreover, a significant number of the American population does not access quality and excellent medical care. Nonetheless, these problems are known to have a bearing on all people from different walks of life. However, health disparities are acutely prevalent along ethnic as well as racial lines, more so among the minorities. The south of Dallas region constitutes of dominantly African American population. Nonetheless, there are other minorities such as Hispanics. The median age in South of Dallas is 32 years. This area prevails in poverty levels with a substantial number of populations comprising of singles. A majority of them have children and depend on their low incomes in making ends meet. A study in the area reveals that close to a family in every two families live their lives just below the poverty level. In addition, over a half of the population lacks a high school education, 53% terminated their education long before they completed high school. Therefore, this population constitutes a prototypical case that witnesses health

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