US Health Disparities: Definition, Causes, & Examples


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Mark lives in a neighborhood with a power plant that emits toxic fumes. The incidence of lung cancer is much higher in Mark's neighborhood than in a neighboring one, where the smoke does not reach. This is an example of a(n):

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1. Which of the following groups in the U.S. is most likely to suffer from a stroke or heart attack?

2. A _____ refers to a lack of available options to shop for healthy food.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and worksheet, you can see what you understand about US health disparities. You will be quizzed on the causes of these disparities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these tools are to check your knowledge of:

  • Causes of health disparities in the US
  • A group in the US that is most likely to suffer from a stroke or heart attack
  • The term referring to the lack of available options to shop for healthy food

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the group in the US that is prone to heart attacks and strokes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the term that describes the lack of healthy food options and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the causes of health disparities in the United States

Additional Learning

Learn more about these disparities using the lesson called US Health Disparities: Definition, Causes & Examples. You'll be able to do the following by studying our lesson:

  • Define health disparity
  • Review examples of this type of disparity in the US
  • Describe the impact of individual factors in health