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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Figure H.3. Change in Disparities in Core Quality Measures Over Time for Members of Selected Groups Compared with Reference Group

Bar graph compares following groups:  Black vs. White (n=20): Improving, 20%, Same, 50%, Worsening, 30%; Asian vs. White (n=20): Improving, 25%, Same, 40%, Worsening, 35%; AI/AN  vs. White (n=20): Improving, 25%, Same, 35%, Worsening, 40%; Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic White (n=20): Improving, 30%, Same, 45%, Worsening, 25%; Poor vs. High Income (n=12): Improving, 25%, Same, 8%, Worsening, 67%.

Improving = Population-reference group difference becoming smaller at rate greater than 1% per year.
Same = Population-reference group difference not changing.
Worsening = Population-reference group difference becoming larger at rate greater than 1% per year.

Note: "Asian" includes "Asian or Pacific Islander" when information is not collected separately for each group. The most recent and oldest years of data available are compared.

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