Update on Health Disparities

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If you are white and well educated in Massachusetts, your health is generally good. That's according to a state report out today.

But if you didn't graduate from college, you die younger than residents who did. And, if you are black or Latino, you face more health problems in just about every category, on average, compared with white residents.

Joining WBUR's Delores Handy for a look at who's healthy, who's not, and why, is Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. JudyAnn Bigby.

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This program aired on November 28, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.