Per the Cook County Health & Hospital Systems (CCH) FY23 – 25 Strategic Plan on Disproportionate Impact requiring CCH Focus:
- Black men have the highest rate of prostate cancer deaths, more than twice as high as any other group.
- Hispanic man and women are almost twice as likely to have and die from liver cancer.
- Hispanic women are 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with and 30 percent more likely to die from cervical cancer, compared to non-Hispanic women.
- In 2017, Black men and women were nearly two and a half times more likely to be hospitalized for lower limb amputations related to diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites.
- In 2018, African Americans were 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites.
- African American women are nearly 60 percent more likely to have high blood pressure compared to non-Hispanic white women.
- Of African American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart disease.
- Black men are 70 percent more likely to die from a stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites.