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Diabetes Mortality Disparity Ratio between African American adults and White adults in Buncombe


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Description: Ratio of African American diabetes mortality compared to White diabetes mortality (the higher the number, the wider the disparity between the two groups).

Example: (2010) rate (age adjusted per 100,000) of African American diabetes mortality = 29.4 and White diabetes mortality = 11.3

Calculate ratio by dividing African American diabetes prevalence by White diabetes prevalence ( 29.4/11.3 = 2.6). Meaning African Americans with diabetes die from the disease at 2.6 times the rate of White residents with diabetes.

Source: NC State Center for Health Statistics, County Health Data Book, Mortality section. The report is labeled, "Race/Ethnicity-specific Age-adjusted Death Rates." Updated annually.

NOTE: This is a calculated measure to look more closely at the RACIAL DISPARITY data in diabetes-related deaths. For information about diabetes mortality, including the Story Behind the Curve, What Works, etc., please see the "Diabetes Mortality Rate" indicator.

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