Health equity is the absence of unfair and avoidable or remediable differences in health services and outcomes among groups of people. Data that are presented according to social, demographic, economic or geographical factors can help to identify vulnerable populations and target health interventions.
United Nations, World Health Organization. (2014). Global health observatory (GHO): About the health equity monitor. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/gho/health_equity/about/en/