Year: 2002 Source: Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes, no.23, (January 2002), p.1-16 SIEC No: 20090542

National trends in racial & ethnic-specific rates for 17 health status indicators are reported for the period 1990-1998. The index of disparity increased by more than 10 percent for work-related injury death rates, motor vehicle crash rates, & suicide death rates. During the first half of the decade, there were increases in age-adjusted suicide rates for all groups except white non-Hispanics. Despite the fact there was a special population target for American Indian/Alaska Native males, their age-adjusted death rate increased by 8 percent while the rate for the total population decreased by 10 percent. (16 refs.)