African Americans

  • 44% of African American women over 20 years of age have been diagnosed with hypertension. In 2005, African American men were 30% more likely to die from heart disease than their white counterparts.
  • New cases of cervical cancer second highest among Black women (8.6 per 100,000)
  • Chronic kidney disease is estimated to be more common in non-Hispanic blacks (18%)
  • 44% more likely to die from a stroke
  • 52% more likely to die from cervical cancer
  • 72% more likely to be diabetic.

 

 

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