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 Reduction.
Utah White Population: Percentage of White Persons by Utah Small Area, 2000
The population data is from the 2000 U.S. Census. "White" includes Hispanic and non-Hisipanic persons. A description of the
Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.
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