Black patients less likely to survive...

Black patients less likely to survive heart disease

There are 8 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 20, 2010, titled Black patients less likely to survive heart disease. In it, Reuters reports that:

Adding to previous evidence, researchers have found that black patients with heart disease are less likely to survive than white patients, even those who are younger.

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BLACKBOLT08

Uniontown, OH

#2 Oct 21, 2010
Hear we go again. Let the white folks tell it, blacks are the most diseased race on earth. This is a psychological warfare campaign against blacks that's been going on for many many years. Let me prove my point. back in the day they use to say Hispanics and Blacks. Now they just say blacks. I guess they will get back to them latter. You never hear anything good about the black race in the white mans news. We are always the worst off mentally, and psychologically. Hears the KICKER. White people in the US are dieing of cancer at an alarming rate. Do they say anything about that? No. Food for thought.
BLACKBOLT08

Uniontown, OH

#3 Oct 21, 2010
Whites are more likely to use tobacco than any other race.

“Gods operate on the spiritual”

Since: Jul 09

devils operate on the physical

#4 Oct 21, 2010
BLACKBOLT08 wrote:
Hear we go again. Let the white folks tell it, blacks are the most diseased race on earth. This is a psychological warfare campaign against blacks that's been going on for many many years. Let me prove my point. back in the day they use to say Hispanics and Blacks. Now they just say blacks. I guess they will get back to them latter. You never hear anything good about the black race in the white mans news. We are always the worst off mentally, and psychologically. Hears the KICKER. White people in the US are dieing of cancer at an alarming rate. Do they say anything about that? No. Food for thought.
YOURE RIGHT!! less than 50 yrs ago it was the other way around, i wonder what has changed to make blk ppl more likely to have heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 cause of mortality in the United States and it disproportionately affects African Americans. However, there are earlier reports that African Americans had significantly LESS CVD than whites. This racial discrepancy in CVD rates was noticed primarily for coronary heart disease (CHD). This issue was examined in the Evans County (Georgia) Cardiovascular Disease Study conducted in the 1960s. It showed that African American men had significantly lower rates of CHD than white men. Over the last couple of decades, the rates of CVD have been declining. However, the rate of decline of CVD in African Americans has not been equal to that seen in whites, such that African Americans now have a disproportionate share of CVD in the United States. In the 1990s, the Jackson Heart Study was designed to explore the reasons for the current racial discrepancy. This articles reviews the findings of the Evans County Study and explores various hypotheses for why CVD in African Americans has evolved from a disease from which African Americans may have been protected to one in which they shoulder a disproportionate burden.

“Gods operate on the spiritual”

Since: Jul 09

devils operate on the physical

#5 Oct 21, 2010
The Evans County Heart Study was initiated to compare the epidemiology of coronary heart disease (CHD) of black and white residents of a southeastern United States community.

The study was prompted by a clinical observation that CHD appeared to be less frequent in black than white patients, despite a much higher prevalence and greater severity of hypertension in blacks. A total community-based, closed cohort study was initiated with a prevalence survey in 1960-1962.

The 20-year follow-up experience of the Evans County cohort confirmed the importance of the major risk factors of serum cholesterol, smoking and blood pressure for middle age and older, black and white men and women for CHD, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality.

Black men were less likely to die of CHD than white men, and this relative protectiveness increased upon adjusting for risk factors and also increased with age. The relative protectiveness of black men for CHD mortality was also reflected in lower black than white CVD and all-cause mortality in men 65 years of age and older

“Gods operate on the spiritual”

Since: Jul 09

devils operate on the physical

#6 Oct 21, 2010
according to studies less than 50 yrs ago blk ppl had less heart disease and were less likely to die from heart disease than whites.
BLACKBOLT08

Uniontown, OH

#7 Oct 21, 2010
Stimulate My Intellect wrote:
according to studies less than 50 yrs ago blk ppl had less heart disease and were less likely to die from heart disease than whites.
Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! It's not a laughing matter but, I think most of us know why.
BLACKBOLT08

Uniontown, OH

#8 Oct 21, 2010
And, what about skin cancer? I guess blacks DIE from skin cancer more than any other race also. Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! Not even the EVIL WICKED WHITE PEOPLE can get around that one. Maybe they will try a new type of poison.
BLACKBOLT08

Uniontown, OH

#10 Oct 21, 2010
CaptainUndead wrote:
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Might want to upgrade that spellchecker.
Na, I just need to update the CRACKA.

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