Health Disparity: The Relationship Between Race And Ethnicity

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Health disparity is a common phrase used in the medical world. The term refers to the relationship between individual health and one's race and ethnicity. We are aware that race and ethnic background plays a role into in health status, health outcomes and life expectancy (). An example of this is how African Americans has higher prevalence of hypertension than other populations and tend to develop hypertension at an earlier age (). Research shows that this is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that are manipulated by an individual’s race ().
As you mentioned in your post race also influence's variations seen by how an individuals body response to a pharmaceutical. The specific genetic and psychosocial factors shared

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