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Health Disparities Heart Disease

    ·  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African Americans
    ·  African Americans are 13% of the population; nearly twice that many die from heart disease each year
    ·  Among non-Hispanic blacks age 20 and older, 46% suffer from cardiovascular disease
    ·  CVD caused the deaths of nearly 1 million African Americans in 2005
    ·  African American men are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white males.

Diabetes and Hypertension

    ·  3.7 million (14.7%) of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes
    ·  Blacks are 1.5 times more likely to contract diabetes than Whites
    ·  43% of African American women, 39% of African American men suffer from hypertension (CDC)


When we look at HIV/AIDS by race and ethnicity, we see that African Americans have

    · More illness. Blacks (including African Americans) account for about 13% of the US population and about
      half (49%) of the people who get HIV and AIDS. The AIDS case rate per 100,000 for African Americans
      was more han 9 times that of Whites in 2005.
    · Shorter survival rates. Blacks with AIDS often don't live as long as people of other races with AIDS
    · More deaths. For African Americans and other blacks, HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death


Adult Obesity

    · African Americans have the highest rates of obesity
    · 51 percent higher prevalence of obesity compared with Whites
    · 53% of African American women, 36% of African American men are obese

Childhood Obesity

    · 18.5% of African American boys obese (slightly higher than that of Whites)
    · 27.7% of African American girls obese (nearly 2 times that of Whites)
    · Current generation is projected to be the first not to live longer than its parents

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