The great gap in health outcomes for African Americans

On April 28th QUARZ reported about health outcomes of the population of Baltimore, Maryland, where African Americans represent 64% of the city population.

In spite of having the same figures in term of health insurance coverage than the white population, African Americans have lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality rate, higher rate of low birth weight and higher  mortality rate from cardio-vascular diseases. African Americans have a ten fold increased risk of getting infected with HIV/AIDS and are five times more likely to die from the disease than white people.

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