Epidemiology of Aging: Racial/Ethnic Specific Disease Prevalence

  • John S. Mulvahill
  • Lenise Cummings-VaughnEmail author


The disease incidence and prevalence in racial/ethnic minority populations are often discussed in terms of disparities. It is important to consider risk factors associated with the disease, stage of illness at the time of diagnosis, pathological presentations, and treatment. All these factors lead to prevalence of disease.


Cancer Chronic lower respiratory disease Dementia Diabetes HIV Influenza/pneumonia Kidney disease Obesity Smoking Stroke Ethnogeriatrics Epidemiology Prevalence Incidence Aging Aged Elderly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional ScienceWashington University in Saint Louis, School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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