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African-Americans with higher perceived stress over time may be at increased risk for developing hypertension

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors
From 1991 to 2017

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

Across all sex and racial/ethnic groups, linear decrease seen in self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide plans
From 2009 to 2015

2009-2015 Saw Breastfeeding Up for Most Races/Ethnicities

Disparities in breastfeeding rates increased between black, white infants from 2009-10 to 2014-15
Black patients with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for 30-day readmission compared with other racial/ethnic groups

Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates

Risk greatest for lower-income patients hospitalized in nonprofit, academic, or large hospitals
Minority racial and ethnic groups are more likely to perceive the importance of seeing a health care provider who shares or understands their culture

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture

Minorities more likely to report difficulty seeing a culturally similar health care provider
Home-based blood pressure readings are more accurate for non-Hispanic black adults than readings in the physician's office

Out-of-Office BP Readings More Predictive in Black Adults

Home-based blood pressure readings better predicted hypertensive heart disease than physician-office readings
The U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native population faces a higher risk for many cancers than white Americans living in the same geographical region

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence

Higher rates reported for lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancers versus whites
Disparities persist in preemptive kidney transplantation

Preemptive Kidney Transplants Up After KAS Implementation

However, disparities persist, with recipients more likely to be white, female, have private insurance
There are still racial and ethnic disparities in mortality

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.

Increase in disparities in child mortality due to increased mortality in blacks
In contrast to findings in black adolescents and adults

Step-Up Strategy May Differ in Black Children With Asthma

Poorly controlled asthma in black children may respond to increased dose of inhaled glucocorticoid