Although African Americans usually smoke fewer cigarettes and start smoking cigarettes at an older age, they are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases than Whites. The supplement focuses on disparities in tobacco use and tobacco-related health outcomes between African Americans and Whites. Research studies in the supplement highlight that African Americans have disproportionately higher rates of several smoking-related diseases even though African Americans start smoking later in life and smoke fewer cigarettes per day than Whites. Interventions to prevent smoking initiation and facilitate quitting among African Americans can help reduce disparities in this population. In addition, addressing other broader, systemic issues such as access to health care, screening and diagnostic services, and quality of care may help reduce disparities in morbidity and mortality from tobacco-attributable disease. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link.
Perceptions of Heart-Healthy Behaviors among African American Adults: A Mixed Methods Study
Differences in U.S. adult learning based on race and ethnicity | Pew Research Center
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Evaluation of USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Among African American Adult Smokers
In addition to the class differences in the incidence of personal and professional learning, there are also differences associated with race and ethnicity. African Americans and Hispanics are less likely to say they have pursued personal learning activities in the prior year by margins that differ significantly from white adults. The differences for professional learning are less pronounced for African Americans, though still substantial for Hispanics.
Large racial disparities in sensitivity and specificity were observed. Participants included African American and white current and former smokers aged 40 through 79 years. Statistical analysis was performed from May 11, , to December 6,