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Heart disease mortality in women: racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities.

Andrews, J O and Graham-Garcia, J and Raines, T L (2001) Heart disease mortality in women: racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 15 (3). pp. 83-87. ISSN 0889-4655

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Abstract

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) landmark document, Women and Heart Disease: An Atlas of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mortality, identifies the relationship between geography, race, ethnicity, gender, and the determinants of mortality. Overwhelming evidence supports that African American women, especially those residing in the South, experience higher heart disease death rates than women of other ethnic, racial, and geographic origins. This publication presents a unique opportunity for health care providers to use derived county-specific data in education, research, and provision of health promotion and disease prevention services to all women.


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Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 12:18
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 12:18
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2966

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