viernes, 5 de mayo de 2017

African American Health | VitalSigns | CDC

African American Health | VitalSigns | CDC


Blood pressure cuff on arm of a black man

  • Although African Americans overall are living longer, younger African Americans are living with or dying of many conditions more common at older ages.
  • African Americans aged 18–49 years are twice as likely to die[PDF-793KB] from heart disease as whites, and African Americans aged 35–64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.
  • Public health professionals can use proven programs to reduce disparities and barriers to create opportunities for improving health.

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