Hypertension Between European Americans And African Americans
Incidence in the US
Overall, 6% more African Americans have hypertension than whites. This disparity reaches even greater ranges in inner cities, where almost 15% more blacks are diagnosed with hypertension than whites. Many of the blacks have unregulated hypertension, due to a smaller prevalence of health insurance among minority groups.
Hypertension is associated with many health problems that can lead to death in undiagnosed and unmanaged patients. Cerebral Vascular Accidents(CVA), Myocardial Infartion(MI) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) are major complications to hypertension. This increases the overall deaths at early ages in populations that go undiagnosed and untreated.
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