Our current health system was developed based on the needs and perspectives of the White/Anglo-American Utah culture. As a
result, Utahns of other cultures often experience barriers to receiving culturally sensitive and appropriate health care.
Because of this and other social factors (e.g., proportion of workers in "blue collar" jobs without health benefits, lack
of trust in the health care system, greater burden of poverty among many racial and ethnic groups), the health status of non-Anglo
ethnic groups is often poorer than that of the mainstream population. Reducing racial and ethnically-based health disparities
is an overarching goal of the U.S. Public Health Service's Healthy People 2010 and 2020 initiatives and the Utah Department
of Health's Office of Health Disparities.
Race Distribution: Utah Population Estimates by Race, Non-White Population, 2000-2011
The years 2000 and 2010 are from the decennial censuses, years 2001 through 2009 and 2011 are intercensal estimates.
Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah (2010 Census), U.S. Bureau of the Census.
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