Advocates say such advanced care plans are especially important for Black Americans, who are more likely to experience racial discrimination and lower quality care throughout the health care system. Advance care planning, they say, could help patients understand their options and document their wishes, as well as reduce anxiety for family members.
Most of the economic burden for racial and ethnic disparities was borne by Black/African American population (69%) due to the level of premature mortality. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ($23,225) and American Indian/Alaska Native ($12,351) populations had the highest economic burden per person.
Because so many Black people die young — with many years of life ahead of them — their higher mortality rate from 1999 to 2020 resulted in a cumulative loss of more than 80 million years of life compared with the white population, the study showed.
Even before COVID-19 emerged, life expectancy for Indigenous men was already five years lower than for non-Hispanic white men in the United States.
South Asians are particularly insulin resistant. Compared to Caucasians, South Asians had higher insulin concentrations in their blood after ingesting sugar. This means that South Asian individuals require more insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels, a characteristic of Type 2 diabetes. There are numerous possible explanations for this, but genetic variants could be one culprit.
Black men and women had higher rates of cancer death, both overall and for most cancer types, than White, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino men and women.
Differences in the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work can lead to health disparities.
Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 increased by 45% to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 people dying per day
Their mission is to close the gap between the vaccination rates of the nation’s most vulnerable people and the rest of the population.
Only one national study is targeting Asian American mental health
To date, more than 50,000 meatpacking workers have been infected and at least 250 have died.
Hispanic immigrants live longer than US-born whites but the life expectancy US-born Hispanics may soon be similar to that of US-born whites. Why? Obesity.
In the US, there’s increasing attention on high risk for heart disease among Americans of South Asian descent, a growing population of about 5.4 million.
Farms have already reported outbreaks among hundreds of workers in states that include California, Washington, Florida and Michigan.
Not only can the virus be brought into jails and prisons, but it also can leave those facilities and spread widely into surrounding communities and beyond.