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.
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
Cardiovascular Diseases | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mortality, Race, African American, Age, Health issues, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Incidence, Chronic kidney disease
Race; African American veterans; Coronary heart disease
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Age, Race, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in African American Veterans"" (2017). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 323.
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