Socioeconomics and Health

From the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine:

Black Americans who live in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke than those who live in wealthier areas, a new study finds…

Every decrease on a scale of socioeconomic status was associated with a 25 percent rise in heart disease risk, the researchers found…

“These are symptoms of the broader issues of racial and economic inequality that is rampant in urban areas across the United States…”

Source: Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods: Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

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