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Ohio study shows health stats poor for black, American Indian men

By The Associated Press

Some health data for men by race and ethnicity as collected by the Ohio Department of Health:

– American Indian and black men are more likely than white men to report poor health status.

– American Indian, white and black men are more likely than Hispanic and Asian men to have special health care needs.

– American Indian and black men are more than twice as likely as white and Hispanic men to need special therapy.

– Black men are more likely than white and Hispanic men to need or receive treatment or counseling for health conditions that lasted at least 12 months.

– American Indian and black men are more likely than white men to have been told they have hypertension.

– Black men are more likely than white men to have been told they have diabetes.

– American Indian and black men are more likely to smoke cigarettes than white men.

– American Indian, black and Hispanic men are more likely than white men to report hospital emergency rooms as their usual source of care.

– American Indian and black men are more likely to need to see a specialist than Asian men.

– American Indian, black and Hispanic men are more likely than white and Asian men to report unmet dental needs.

– American Indian, black and Hispanic men are more likely than white and Asian men to report no dental visits within the past year.

– American Indian men are more than twice as likely as Hispanic and white men to report unmet prescription drug needs. Black men are more likely to report these needs than white men.

 

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