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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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May 5, 2017
  • Although African Americans overall are living longer, younger African Americans are living with or dying of many conditions more common at older ages.
  • African Americans aged 18–49 years are twice as likely to die pdf icon[PDF-793KB] from heart disease as whites, and African Americans aged 35–64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than whites.
  • Public health professionals can use proven programs to reduce disparities and barriers to create opportunities for improving health.

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Page last reviewed: May 5, 2017