CDC Highlights Heart Health Disparities in Latest Spotlight Infographic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on racial and ethnic disparities in risk for heart disease deaths. According to the organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and while death rates for the disease decreased for all racial and ethnic groups between 1999 and 2017, non-Hispanic black persons are still more than twice as likely as Asian or Pacific Islanders to die from it.

According to researchers, in 2015-2016 Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adults aged 20+ were more likely to have heart disease risk factors such as diabetes and obesity.

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