Large disparities remain in the level of health care and rates of illness between Hispanics and whites, despite efforts to close the gap, according to a recent CDC report. The report shows only 68.5% of the nation's 35 million Hispanics had a regular health provider, compared to 84.1% of whites in 2001-2002, and the 9.5% overall prevalence of diabetes among Hispanics is nearly twice that of whites, at just 5%.

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