(Iowa City) A survey by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center has found that among Iowa children, African-Americans and Latinos experience a higher rate of health care disparities than White or Asian children. Peter Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center, says,
"We did find that overall hispanic and latino children had a lower health status, had more unmet need for care, were more likely to seek care from an emergency room, but we also were looking at broader determinants of health and that's where I think if anything was a surprise, the amount of food insecurity in parts of Iowa."
These findings, are part of the overall Iowa Household Health Survey, providing insight into the state of Iowa's health.
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