TABLE 2-2Percentage of People Below Poverty Level, 1996

Race and Hispanic OriginPercent Below Poverty Level
All races12.8
Black of African American30.7
Asian or Pacific Islander14.1
Hispanic origin26.2
American Indian31.2

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, as reported by the National Center for Health Statistics (1998).

From: 2, The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Populations

Cover of The Unequal Burden of Cancer
The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Cancer Research Among Minorities and the Medically Underserved; Haynes MA, Smedley BD, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1999.
Copyright © 1999, National Academy of Sciences.

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