9- Racial_and_Socioeconomic_Differences_in_Risk_Factors

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Racial and Socioeconomic Differences in Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Among Southern Rural Women
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Introduction l African Americans have higher morbidity and mortality from CVD than whites l African American women have higher prevalence of stroke than African American men
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Introduction l Since 1987, decline in CHD mortality overall l However, African American women declined less than any other group l Income disparity is possible explanation: 27% of African Americans below poverty level 9% of whites below poverty level
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Introduction l In the U.S., lower SES = higher CVD risk l Strongest predictors of premature death: Female head of household African American
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Objective l Look at differences in CVD between Southern rural African American women and White women l Determine differences by race, education and income levels, while controlling for BMI
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Methods l Subjects: Mothers of middle school children in 3 counties in North Carolina
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