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UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race

...ne, and colleagues found that nearly 25 percent of blacks and 33 percent of Latinos prefer that their person...kely to rate their physician as excellent than are blacks who prefer a black physician and have a non-black physician (57 percent vs. 20 percent). Though the ...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...hen and colleagues find that nearly one quarter of blacks and one third of Latinos prefer that their persona...kely to rate their physician as excellent than are blacks who prefer a black physician and have a non-black physician (57 percent vs. 20 percent). Though not ...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...rities in the use of heart catheterization between blacks and whites, this study takes a closer look at a wi...hospitalization. Researchers found that high-risk blacks were as likely or more likely than whites to receive older and more established treatments such as a...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

... are capable of delivering." In the study, men and blacks had more premature death due to cardiovascular dis...en than men by 5.4 years and higher in whites than blacks by 5.5 years. Men lost 1708.3 years of potential life per 100,000 persons due to "diseases of the h...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

... in CABG surgery in New York between whites versus blacks and Hispanics widened significantly. Among the New York patients, blacks and Hispanics were less likely to receive CABG than white patients after the report card was release...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

...es, at 14.7 percent of deaths before age 65, while blacks have among the highest, at 31.5 percent. Accordin...om the American Heart Association, in 2002, 50,000 blacks died from coronary heart disease, which affects 7.4 percent of black men and 7.5 percent of black wo...

NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical

...hat a pharmaceutical to combat heart disease among blacks is based on faulty research and urges the Food and...er, the company began testing BiDil exclusively on blacks with FDA approvalafter theorizing that the drug's effect on nitric-oxide deficiency, which is more c...

Blacks in the South have greater risk of dying from stroke

...55-64 was 0.32 per 1,000 versus 0.68 per 1,000 for blacks in the same group. So in New York, blacks were 2.1 times more likely to die from stroke than whites. However, in South Carolina, the death ra...

Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors

... odds of committing violence are almost double for blacks as compared to whites and homicide is consistently...ities in violence, the researchers sampled whites, blacks and Latinos from a diverse set of Chicago neighborhoods, ranging from highly segregated to very inte...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

...he same "generation gap" pattern exists among both blacks and whites, though blacks of all ages have previously been found to experience more pain and more pain-related negative effect...

African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer

...n than women, and three times more prevalent among blacks than whites. The overall five-year relative surviv...er part of the esophagus. To better understand why blacks are less likely to undergo surgery, researchers examined the proportion of black and white patients ...

Frequent fast food meals increase weight, diabetes risk, NHLBI study says

...ts' weight and insulin resistance was seen in both blacks and whites who ate frequently at fast-food restaur...st-food restaurants more frequently than women and blacks more frequently than whites. Black men reported an average frequency of 2.3 visits per week in 2000...

Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans

...althcare overall was $3,610 for whites, $3,014 for blacks and $2,107 for Hispanics. The study also looked a...npatient stays, office visits and medications. For blacks and Hispanics, the higher costs were not associated with inpatient care, only prescriptions and offi...

Research finds people with migraine headaches report more angina, but not more heart disease

...daches, Rose said. Whites got them more often than blacks did. After adjusting for factors such as age, race, hypertension, smoking and total cholesterol, participants with a history of migraine or other headches with aura were three times more likely to report a history of exertional chest pain than those ...

Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths

... There was an increase in cancer deaths among blacks during the week prior to Thanksgiving, however, and an increase in cancer deaths among white women in the week prior to their birthday. While statistically significant, Young doubts the findings are meaningful. "We believe they are statistic...

New UCLA study develops links between socioeconomic status and poor health

... is stronger in women than in men, and stronger in blacks than in whites. IMPACT: This is the first study to look at aggregate risk scores composed of multiple risk factors; to follow changes in multiple risk factors over 10 years in people in this age group; to look at the effects of SES in both white ...

USC researchers highlight disparities in cancer rates among racial and ethnic groups in California

...e much higher among Koreans and Chinese than among blacks and other groups. These findings are just a s...ostate cancer death rates were ten times higher in blacks than in Asian groups. Breast cancer was the most common women's cancer among all groups e...

Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity

...spanics had a higher prevalence than whites, while blacks had a lower prevalence than whites. The study is f...spanics than in whites, and significantly lower in blacks than in whites. Furthermore, while the prevalence of hepatic steatosis was similar between the sexes...

Blacks and poor more likely to donate than receive many types of transplant organs

...the United States from 1996 to 2001 and found that blacks were more likely to be donors while whites were mo...ted States, regardless of patient age. This means blacks and poor individuals have access to medical care, including kidney transplantation. Second, blacks ...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...gher rates of diabetes and hypertension than urban blacks and both rural and urban whites, according to a ne...and Nutrition Survey, the authors found that rural blacks have significantly worse glycemic and diastolic blood pressure control than the aforementioned group...

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