Saturday, June 17, 2006

Health Disparities Between Races

June 17, 2006

In the USA, race and ethnicity are major factors predicting who will live a long life and who will not.

Lancet, June 10, 2006, reports that, "The life expectancy of an African-American man is 69 years, whereas that of a white man is 75.3. Infant mortality is 5.75 per 1000 livebirths for white infants, 14 for African-American infants.

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