Minority Health

Disease Statistics by Race

Demographic Profiles by Race

Although an American has a heart attack every 40 seconds, the American Heart Association states that 80% of heart disease cases are preventable.
Obesity increases the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes by nearly 30% and by more than 100%, respectively.
While type II diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke, it can be averted 90% of the time, according to Harvard researchers.

Among new HIV diagnoses, blacks and Hispanics account for a disproportionately large amount, 42% and 26% respectively.


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