Navigation Links
Minority Women in LA County Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than Whites

Minority women in Los Angeles County have disproportionately higher rates of chronic disease than others, according to a report released by the county Department of Public Health in conjunction with its Office of Women's Health, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The report, which examined the relationship between ethnicity and women's health, compiled data from several sources. Most information came from 8,600 residents randomly surveyed by telephone in 2005. According to the report, women generally have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, asthma and depression than men. Minority women are at higher risk for many of the conditions.

Black women in Los Angeles County have the highest mortality rate of any group. In addition, more than half of black women are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, compared with 38% of Hispanic women, 36% of white women and 27% of Asian/Pacific Islander women. In addition, more than one-third of blacks and one-quarter of Hispanics in the county were considered obese.

The report also found that among ethnic subgroups:

Central American women are more likely to be living in poverty, be uninsured and lack regular health care compared with Mexican, South American and other women;

66% of Mexican women are obese, compared with 60% of Central American and 47% of South American women;

68% of Vietnamese women live in poverty; and

Korean women are the least likely to report having regular access to care, and they have lower rates of breast and cervical cancer screening than Chinese, Filipino and Vietnamese women.

The report attributed poverty, lack of health care and insurance, and other socioeconomic factors to poor health among minority women in the county, according to the Times. "These findings are unacceptable and, as a community, we clearly need to do more to address the underlying yet complex issues that contribute to these disparate health outcomes," Jonathan Fielding, public health director and county health officer, said, adding, "The health care needs of women are unique, reflecting the influence of complex and challenging economic, social and biological factors".


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Help of Minority Leaders Needed to Curb Polio: Ramadoss
2. Telephone Outreach Boost CRC Screening In Urban Minority
3. Triple Negative Breast Cancers Seem to Affect the Young, Minority
4. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
5. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
6. Women recognise faces better
7. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
8. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
9. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
10. Risk for Pregnant Women
11. Womens strong sense of smell
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery ... as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with ... Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy ... and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the ... (VLMS), is pleased to announce the appointment of ... of its Board of Directors and Chairman of ... enables life science companies to manage their entire ... of paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 8, 2017 ... largest independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, ... that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ... surgical equipment based in Holtsville, New York ... which specializes in supplying new and emerging medical practices, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: