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Sleep Apnea Severity in Black Patients May Be Underestimated Using Standard Tests

Authors say findings show the need to test the accuracy of oximeters across diverse populations

Black Patients With Overactive Bladder Less Likely to Receive β3-Adrenoceptor Agonists

Higher likelihood of receiving an anticholinergic medication may contribute to other inequities

Economic Burden of Health Inequities Very High in the United States

Estimated economic burden of racial and ethnic health inequities $421 or $451 billion using MEPS and BRFSS data

Racial, Ethnic Differences ID’d in Receipt of Meds to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

More White than Black and Hispanic patients receive buprenorphine, naloxone, benzodiazepines in 180 days after index event

Risk Models for T2DM Overestimate Risk for Non-Hispanic Whites

Prediabetes Risk Test and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities models overestimate risk for non-Hispanic Whites and Blacks, more so for Whites

1999 to 2020 Saw >1.63 Million Excess Deaths in Blacks Versus Whites

In both males and females, excess mortality rates decreased from 1999, then plateaued, and increased from 2019 to 2020

Whites Have Highest Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis in the United States

Highest prevalence seen in those aged 45 to 64 years; prevalence also increased with each degree of latitude

Fibroids, Endometriosis Tied to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk

Hysterectomy modifies risk for cancer but not equally for Black and White women and for both conditions

AI Algorithms Trained on Fundus Photographs Infer Self-Reported Race

Findings indicate AI algorithms trained on fundus photographs have potential for biased performance in practice, the authors say

Eligibility Criteria May Influence Disparity in Multiple Myeloma Trial Enrollment

Blacks and other race subgroups have higher multiple myeloma trial ineligibility rates compared with Whites