African American children are 73% more likely to be obese
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African American Health Disparities In Comparison to non-Hispanic Whites: African Americans are more likely to suffer from certain health conditions; more likely to get sicker, have serious complications and even die from them:
African Americans are,
40% more likely to die from stroke
30% more likely to die of heart disease
40% more likely to die from breast cancer and x2 as likely to die from prostate cancer
60% more likely to be diabetic and x2 as likely to undergo amputation
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African American babies are x2 as likely to die as an infant and x2 as likely to die from SIDS.
American communities are often segregated by race and income. Communities of color are often plagued by crime, low-performing schools and inadequate access to services, housing, transportation and other harmful aspects that compromise individual and community health.
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