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Tulane Report Shows Health Disparities Facing Women, Girls in Greater New Orleans

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age, and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health indicators with higher rates of sexually transmitted infections than White women, higher breast cancer mortality rates, as well as, higher infant mortality rates, in spite of fairly similar rates of prenatal care. Other findings reveal poor progress regardless of race. All women have substantially lower earning power across all industry types compared to men, and 40 percent of girls under 18 live below the federal poverty level.