African American Health — The latest from the CDC

The May 2017 edition of Vital Signs released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on both improvements and concerns in the health of African Americans. The report states:

  • The death rate for African Americans decreased 25% from 1999 to 2015.
  • African Americans ages 18-49 are 2 times as likely to die from heart disease than whites.
  • African Americans ages 35-64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.

View the May 2017 Vital Signs online.

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