Race and other Protected Characteristics

Racism can be intensified by other forms of discrimination, for example on the basis of sex, disability, age and social class.

  1. Black African women are six times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.
  2. Women from the South Asian community are less likely to attend breast cancer screening and only half as likely to accept an invitation to be screened for bowel cancer than members of the non-Asian community.
  3. Evidence suggests the health gap between white and black/minority ethnic communities is greater in older people.
  4. Over a third of people from minority groups are in poverty after housing costs are taken into account, compared with 17% of the 'white British' group

 

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