Description: Ratio of African American diabetes mortality compared to White diabetes mortality (the higher the number, the wider the disparity between the two groups).
Example: (2010) rate (age adjusted per 100,000) of African American diabetes mortality = 29.4 and White diabetes mortality = 11.3
Calculate ratio by dividing African American diabetes prevalence by White diabetes prevalence ( 29.4/11.3 = 2.6). Meaning African Americans with diabetes die from the disease at 2.6 times the rate of White residents with diabetes.
Source: NC State Center for Health Statistics, County Health Data Book, Mortality section. The report is labeled, "Race/Ethnicity-specific Age-adjusted Death Rates." Updated annually. http://www.schs.state.nc.us/data/databook/
NOTE: This is a calculated measure to look more closely at the RACIAL DISPARITY data in diabetes-related deaths. For information about diabetes mortality, including the Story Behind the Curve, What Works, etc., please see the "Diabetes Mortality Rate" indicator.