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Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in a Changing Kansas

By Lawrence John Panas, Ph.D. | December 20, 2017

Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in a Changing Kansas

READ IT HERE: Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in a Changing Kansas (750 total pages)

Over the past decades, the racial and ethnic composition of the population in Kansas has changed. There has been an increase in the number of minorities and a decrease in the number of White, non-Hispanic Kansans, as well as a population shift from rural areas into urban and semi-urban communities. 

Changes in the composition of the population could affect health care needs and require the health care system to evolve in order to address social determinants of health that are often distributed differently across population groups.

To describe these changes, KHI has released a new publication, Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in a Changing Kansas. This update to the 2005 KHI publication, Racial and Ethnic Minority Health Disparities in Kansasdescribes the population of Kansas in order to identify disparities that may exist and provides data that will spark conversations about the needs of communities across the state.

KHI has provided this extensive chartbook online by section below for easy downloading. Please note, the entire report is 750 pages in length, so please be cautious when printing.

Chartbook: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in a Changing Kansas (pages 1-183)
Appendix A. Population Characteristics (pages A1-A47)
Appendix B. Education (pages B1-B43)
Appendix C. Income, Employment and Insurance (pages C1-C36)
Appendix D. Housing and Housing Characteristics (pages D1-D32)
Appendix E. Disease and Disability (pages E1-E9)
Appendix F. Births (pages F1-F145)
Appendix G. Mortality (pages G1-G217)
Appendix H. Technical Notes and Appendix I: Endnotes (pages H1-H4 and page I1)
Table of Contents Only (pages i-xx)

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civic dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.