Report Confirms: Serious Racial Inequities in Health & Healthcare Continue

May 9, 2016
by Tanya Lee
Indian Country Today

A 2015 report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation puts the rate of obesity for AIAN children ages 2 to 4 at 21.1 percent, up from 16.3 percent in 1998; 31 percent of AIAN 6 to 11 years olds are obese and 49 percent are overweight or obese. For 12 to 19 year old AIAN children, the rate of obesity is 31 percent and the rate of overweight or obese AIAN teens is 51 percent.


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