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Efforts to improve CHD risk-factor control may reduce racial, ethnic disparities

February 12, 2016

In a study of more than 1.3 million patients in the Kaiser Permanente Health System in Northern California, Asian, black and Hispanic adults had lower risk for CHD compared with white adults.

“Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes, [CVD] risk factors and their outcomes, especially in blacks, are well documented, but population health estimates are often confounded by differences in access to high-quality health care,” Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD, from the division of cardiology and clinical adjunct with division of research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, said in a press release. “We were able to evaluate ethnic differences in risk of future [CHD] within a diverse population, which included not only black, but also large Asian and Latino populations, with uniform access to care in an integrated health care delivery system.”

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