Cross Cultures Module 3 SLP - Health Running Head: HEALTH...

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Health Running Head: HEALTH Cultural Beliefs and Practices That Influence Health in a Community Nicole Hinton Touro University International 1
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Health Cultural Beliefs and Practices That Influence Health in a Community According to Healthy People 2010, African Americans report for only 12% of the population in the United States, however African Americans, as a group, have the poorest health status indicators in the nation and are excessively symbolized among underserved populations. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the 33.9 million African Americans in this country are women. Although there have been improvements in humanity rates, heart disease, stroke, and obesity, the health status of African American community continue to be not impressive. African Americans carry on being two times more likely than whites to have hypertension, obesity, and high fat intake. (http://www.isbr.iastate.edu/projects/) The culture of poor nutrition, smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse are reported to take place commonly in the African
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