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Why are African- Americans more susceptible to cardiovascular disease?

African-Americans are at higher risk for heart disease, yet they're less likely to get the care they need. From the WebMD Archives Heart disease has haunted generations of Robin Drummond's family. "I have a family history of heart disease on both sides," says the 55-year-old African-American and resident of Hammond, La.

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After talking about heart diseases in class and learning that African-Americans have more chances of getting heart diseases I began to wonder why. In this article it talked about the economic views of the African-Americans and how that related... more »After talking about heart diseases in class and learning that African-Americans have more chances of getting heart diseases I began to wonder why. In this article it talked about the economic views of the African-Americans and how that related back to their health. According to this article "compared with their white peers, African-Americans often have less access to health care, she says. Not only are they less likely to visit a doctor and get routine screenings, but they're less likely to be referred to specialists." So it wasn't because of body differences, it was because of socioeconomic reasons. By having generations after generation of African-Americans go through this struggle it made an impact on their health. This issue not only ties in with health but it also includes the issues of socioeconomics we face in this society. 11-04-2016 11:11am

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