Living in racially segregated neighborhoods may result in higher blood pressure for African-Americans 5/31/17

May 31, 2017

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods may result in higher blood pressure for African-Americans. This finding reinforces the close relationship between social policies and community health outcomes. Additionally, neighborhood segregation may influence access to other determinants of health, like education and employment. Blacks residing in more integrated neighborhoods saw significantly improved blood pressures.

“Segregated Living Linked to Higher Blood Pressure Among Blacks” http://khn.org/news/segregated-living-linked-to-higher-blood-pressure-among-blacks/

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