Navigation Links
Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are still struggling with financial hardship and health problems, and blacks seem to be having the lions share of this.

Accordingly, more than half of the 1,504 people surveyed by the foundation after the disaster said they had money problems because of the hurricane and resulting floods, and 17 percent said they had lost a job or had to take a lower-paying job. The study covered a period from September to November 2006.

In all, 81 percent of those in the survey said their economic or physical well being had deteriorated. More than a third said they lost access to health care, while 17 percent said their health had declined and 16 percent said they had mental health troubles. Almost a quarter said their marriages had broken up, their relationships had failed, or they were drinking more since the August 2005 hurricane.

The city's long-standing racial friction became a cause for public debate when Katrina's floods displaced countless black families. Many considered the federal and state governments' neglect of area levees and lack of evacuation plans a racial issue because blacks tended to live in areas at risk of flooding.

As per the Kaiser survey, the disparities remain. "Anywhere we looked in the survey, in the stories people told us and in the data, we found the racial divide was confirmed, underscored," foundation president Drew Altman said in an interview.

Across the city, 56 percent of blacks said their housing costs went up substantially since the storm, while 42 percent of whites complained of similar problems. While 46 percent of blacks surveyed said they were unemployed or employed in jobs that didn't pay enough, 17 percent of whites said the same thing.

In the hard-hit Orleans Parish, where more than half of residents are black, twice as many African-Americans as whites reported their liv
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts
2. Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims
3. Profound Scars Lay Siege On the Mental Health Of Hurricane Survivors, A study
4. Authors Review Astrodome Medical Response to Hurricane Katrina
5. Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims
6. Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims
7. Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe
8. Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath
9. Charity Hospital - A year after Katrina hit New Orleans…
10. Katrina survivors face yet another downslide - mental illness
11. Mercy Killing Charge Refuted by Katrina Doctor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives More With Blacks

(Date:8/22/2014)... On Friday, Aug. 22, Liberty University unveiled ... , hosting a ceremony in its courtyard attended by ... public welfare. , The 162-member inaugural class of the ... joined Liberty staff, faculty, and community leaders in celebrating ... medical school. Classes began on Monday, Aug. 4. , ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health ... Plans. , According to Zane Benefits, employers are adopting ... the cost of healthcare without reducing coverage for employees. ... can be confusing. , The new guide contains a ... types of ABHPs. It also explains the similarities, ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 23, 2014 Top 10 ... famous web hosting companies and highly recommended FatCow ... , The manager of Top 10 Best SEO ... good dedicated server hosting supplier. Actually, these companies ... server speed and customer support. People can get ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... a leading online supplier of wedding dresses and women’s special ... bridesmaid dresses to its product line. In addition to ... high quality items. All of them are now available at ... , The company’s new items can definitely add beauty for ... It is true that all its products are more and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Buying a policy for different life insurance ... about available coverage types by insurers in the U.S. The ... pricing to the public using its sortable tool at ... free and is expected to promote the discounts and special ... the U.S. The system is designed to help an adult ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 2Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 3Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 4Health News:FatCow Reviews Released by Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Discounted Empire Bridesmaid Dresses Online At UWDress.com 2Health News:Principal Life Insurance Policies Now Quoted for Adults at Insurance Website Online 2
... the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal ... associations exist between parent-reported insomnia symptoms and medical ... school-aged children. Results of multivariate regression ... more likely in children with gastrointestinal regurgitation and ...
... ... and NaturalFill™ revolutionary new liposuction and fat transfer treatments can help people slim down, ... ... -- The combination of AQUALIPO™ and NaturalFill™ can remove excess fat from the abdomen ...
... , BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 14 Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: ... new legal action to stop Fenwal Inc.,s continued patent infringement ... a modified separation chamber. Fenwal allegedly modified its separation ... the Court prohibiting Fenwal,s continued sale of infringing products after ...
... , MONDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers have ... to heart failure. , The team at Washington University School ... large group of white patients with heart failure, and identified ... heart failure. Further analysis of 1,117 whites with heart failure ...
... , , COLUMBUS, ... making major changes in operations and services in order to deal ... (franchise permit fee) from $6.25 to $12.01 per bed per day, ... facility will pay an additional $17,520 to the state each month, ...
... Dec. 14 On December 9, 2009, the United States Court ... insurance companies are "plans" and therefore subject to federal jurisdiction. (US ... issued by insurance companies may be subject to federal jurisdiction under ... first case an insurance company itself has been held to be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Insomnia symptoms linked with medical complaints in young school-aged children 2Health News:Insomnia symptoms linked with medical complaints in young school-aged children 3Health News: Free Webinar Series at Aqualipo.com Shows How New Combination Liposuction/Fat Transfer Treatment Helps Patients Slim Down and Reduce Facial Wrinkling 2Health News: Free Webinar Series at Aqualipo.com Shows How New Combination Liposuction/Fat Transfer Treatment Helps Patients Slim Down and Reduce Facial Wrinkling 3Health News:Haemonetics Files a New Legal Action to Stop Fenwal Inc.'s Continued Patent Infringement 2Health News:Haemonetics Files a New Legal Action to Stop Fenwal Inc.'s Continued Patent Infringement 3Health News:Survey Shows Tax Increase Forcing Ohio Skilled Nursing Facilities to Make Cuts 2Health News:Survey Shows Tax Increase Forcing Ohio Skilled Nursing Facilities to Make Cuts 3Health News:Insurance Now Subject to Federal Jurisdiction 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Aptuit LLC announces that Aptuit ... , has enhanced its capabilities in the ... and large molecules, including biologic drugs, metabolites, and ... Q-TOF mass spectrometer. In making the ... said, "The expanded large molecule capability enhances our ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 21, 2014 The ... areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from ... our motor skills and nervous system. Injury or ailment here ... pain, or with a loss of control over their body. ... impact on a person,s life, there are more options available ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today ... third straight year, No. 349 in Health on ... of the nation,s fastest-growing private companies. The list ... important segment of the economy—America,s independent entrepreneurs. Companies ... LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aptuit SSCI Adds Ultra High Resolution Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Large & Small Molecule Analyses 2Don't Live in Pain: Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 3
... Davol® pulsed lavage ... needed for quick, efficient ... bacteria, and foreign material. ... for optimal cleansing and ...
Stryker Instruments InterPulse System advances the ease and performance of battery powered irrigation for Orthopaedics, Trauma, and Wound Care....
The UNI_CLIP® is a reliable and stable compression staple....
... The Biomet ... is ideally suited ... This second-generation nail ... sharing fixation that ...
Medicine Products: