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Earlier this month, the creators of the America’s Health Ranking report released the first edition of a companion document focused on health disparities in the U.S. (Source: “United Health’s inaugural ‘Disparities Report’ highlights health inequities,” MinnPost, Aug. 4).

The inaugural edition of the United Health Foundation’s “American’s Health Ranking Disparities Report” described the breadth, depth and persistence of health disparities in the U.S.

While previous reports have focused on the health of seniors, the health of women or on those who’ve served in the U.S. military, this year’s report focused on areas where one group has a disadvantage compared to another. The study’s results were broken down by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.