Black Women In Washington, D.C., Have Higher Rate of AIDS Than Other Women, Study Finds
June 10, 2009
Black women in Washington, D.C., have higher rates of AIDS and other chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease than women of other races, according to a study released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Washington Post reports. According to the study - which is based on CDC and federal population data - the incidence of AIDS cases for black women is 176 per 100,000, higher than that of any other group of women in the district. Lack of education, poverty, unemployment, stress, and inadequate living conditions and health care coverage contribute to black women's poorer health, the study finds (Fears, Washington Post, 6/10).
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