Eliminating Disparities in Minority Health
The health promotion campaigns and research efforts of the past two decades have clearly impacted the health of this nation: as recent trends in morbidity and mortality data indicate, Americans are living longer, more productive lives. However, despite overall improvements in health status, there are continuing disparities in the burden of illness and death experienced by some groups of Americans. Compared to the U.S. population as a whole, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders are more likely to be victims of the leading causes of death, including coronary heart disease and cancer.
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus Infant Mortality Health Disparity Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Human Immunodeficiency Virus Risk
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