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Description/Abstract

This study builds on previous research that shows increased risk of cardiovascular disorders among African Americans, and applies that research to African American veterans who receive care at the VHA. For policy and practice, this study suggests various ways that African American veterans can lower their risk of cardiovascular disorders, as well as ways that the VHA can improve the health of veterans. Suggestions for future research include having a larger sample of female veterans, analysis of the factors that contribute to African Americans' higher risk of cardiovascular disorders, and differences in access to health care among African American veterans.

Original Citation

Norris, K. C., Mensah, G. A., Boulware, L. E., Lu, J. L., Ma, J. Z., Streja, E., Molnar, M. Z., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., & Kovesdy, C. P. (2016). Age, race and cardiovascular outcomes in African American veterans. Ethnicity & Disease, 26(3), 305–314. https://doi.org/10.18865/ed.26.3.305

Document Type

Data Brief

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Mortality, Race, African American, Age, Health issues, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Incidence, Chronic kidney disease

Subject

Race; African American veterans; Coronary heart disease

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 2-10-2017

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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