The five most common diseases affecting minorities, according to the CDC Office of “Minority Health and Health Disparities”
1. Colorectal /Breast Cancer:
Black people with colorectal cancer aren’t living as long as whites, five years after diagnosis 72.8% percent of white patients recover, but 68.2%blacks survive, although many African-American women go for mammograms as often as white women, minorities are less likely to follow-up if there’s an abnormality
2. Heart Disease:
One main reason is blacks and Hispanics are more likely to suffer from obesity and hypertension. Two major risk factories, people of color often live in areas where there isn’t a lot of access to quality health care or better lifestyle choices.
Injection drug use is one of the lead reasons for the spreading of the disease amongst minorities, although, blacks and Hispanics are being tested, 1 and 5 living with HIV is unaware of his status. The biggest group at risk is men of color who have sex with other men.
African-Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as Non-Hispanics whites , its 87% higher for Mexicans Americans and 94% higher for Puerto Ricans.
Asian American women who are 50 , however certain lifestyle factors make Asians especially vulnerable they tend to consume much less calcium.
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