Tag: "blacks" at medical news
Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income
... polluted neighborhoods, but in other cities it is blacks
and in still other cities it is whites. Moreover,...area, Downey compared levels of inequality between blacks
and whites, Hispanics and whites, and Hispanics and blacks. He then examined whether metropolitan ar...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
...aved. While whites were more likely than either blacks
or Hispanics to have had a colonoscopy in 2003, th...aved. While whites were more likely than either blacks
or Hispanics to have had a colonoscopy in 2003, the three groups screening rates were nearly equal i...
Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence
...for most men beginning at age 50 and at age 40 for blacks
and men with a family history. Black men have been...mpared recurrence rates in exposed and non-exposed blacks
and whites and the results held up. "As a population in general, if you were exposed to Agent Oran...
Chunky adolescents' cardiovascular health is headed in wrong direction
...re will be amplification when you get older." In blacks
and whites, incremental increases in blood pressur... Heart rate increases also were fairly dramatic in blacks
and whites: one beat per minute for each category. "Once again, they are young and headed in the wro...
Study evaluates why blacks do not successfully donate kidneys
... Forest University School of Medicine explored why blacks
are less likely than other races to become living ...an one reason for exclusion. About 30 percent of blacks
were excluded because of obesity, compared to 16.6 percent of whites. Obesity was defined by body ma...
Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies
...ous studies have shown a disparity in the diets of blacks
and whites, as well as a more serious disparity in...edicine examined whether the diets of non-Hispanic blacks
have improved relative to the diets of whites. Also working with the data from the National Health...
Black-white life expectancy gap narrows, but remains substantial
...buted to narrowing the life expectancy gap between blacks
and whites in the United States, although substant...een reported by race/ethnicity, life expectancy of blacks
has been lower than that of whites, according to background information in the article. Since the e...
Researchers identify gene associated with severe kidney failure in diabetes
...eir kidney failure. "It is possible that American blacks
have different carnosine metabolism, making them less susceptible to alterations in carnosinase gene activity. Analyses are currently under way," said Freedman. "It is also possible that an additional gene or genes on chromosome 18 is associated with...
Ethnic disparities in alcohol services: financial and logistical barriers are key
...hol-problem severity and ethnicity. Hispanics and blacks
with higher-severity alcohol problems appear to ut...confirm that disparities do exist: Hispanics and blacks
with higher-severity alcohol problems seem to utilize services at lower rates than whites with simil...
Minorities and colorectal cancer screening: Phone them and they will come
...r white counterparts. Past studies have shown that blacks
are less likely to receive CRC screening, which when conducted regularly via three day stool blood test, reduces mortality by as much as 15-33 percent. With early detection, five-year CRC survival rates exceed 90 percent. "There's a clear connectio...
Risk factors for hypertension start young
...ap between the pressure measurements of whites and blacks
also widens as children get older. At night, blo...e reason for the higher nighttime pressure is some blacks
retain more sodium, which increases fluid volume in their bodies and their blood pressure, according...
Workers' compensation ratings don't accurately predict disabilities
...an blacks, even though previous reviews found that blacks
were much less likely than whites to be diagnosed with a herniated disk or to have back surgery, had less money spent on their care and received lower disability ratings and smaller settlements. "It's one of the more perverse observations in our st...
Blacks less likely to recognize overweight and obesity, study shows
...arently has not significantly increased overweight blacks
recognition of their excess pounds, said Gary G. B...le problem that this is still not resonating among blacks
and other minorities," he added. Although the prevalence of overweight and obesity is even higher ...
Wide racial disparities found in coronary artery disease deaths
... an average nine years, the researchers found that blacks
have had a 36 percent survival rate while whites h...he disparity can be partially by the findings that blacks
tend to have higher rates of other medical conditions, which can complicate or contribute to heart p...
Racial disparities high in Medicare plans
...ck enrollees, not a disproportionate enrollment of blacks
in lower-performing plans. "This study indicates that most health plans have substantial opportunities to improve their outcomes for African-American enrollees on these measures," says Trivedi. The authors examined data for individuals eligible ...
$36.4 billion a year: Cost of HIV/AIDS highlights racial and ethnic disparities
...wer direct medical costs than whites ($160,400 for blacks
on average, compared with $180,900 for whites), bu...ductivity ($838,000 for Hispanics and $766,800 for blacks
on average, compared with $661,100 for whites). The differences, according to Hutchinson, reflect ...
Blacks with bladder cancer have more aggressive tumors, worse survival, U-M study finds
... racial disparity in bladder cancer is a result of blacks
being diagnosed with more advanced disease. We fou...mpared only the patients with early stage disease, blacks
had lower survival rates than whites. The degree to which the tumor has spread affects treatment op...
'Safe' blood lead levels linked to risk of death
...oups we studied: non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks
and Mexican Americans, as well as males and females," Muntner said. "The risk of death from cancer did not increase at the blood lead levels that our study investigated. "Our study had limited ability to evaluate the risks of lead exposure associate...
Life and death in the USA: New study concludes there are 'Eight Americas'
... years for females (Asians versus low-income rural blacks
in the South). These differences are as large as those observed between Japan, the nation with the best life expectancy, and many low-income developing countries. Chronic diseases like heart disease and injuries, much of which is preventable through ...
Analysis shows blacks have poorer diabetes control than whites
... combining 11 separate research studies found that blacks
with diabetes have poorer control of blood sugar t...This lower level of control may partly explain why blacks
have disproportionately higher rates of death and complications from diabetes," said Julienne Kirk, ...
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