Race Matters: Study Shows When Black People Get Equal Medical Care They Live Longer Than Whites

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

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When Black People Get Equal Medical Care They Live Longer Than Whites

A new study shows Black patients fare better than whites when African Americans get equal and adequate health care.

Via LA Times:

Over a nine-year period, researchers found that the adjusted mortality rate of African Americans was 24% lower than that of whites, according to a study published this month in the journal Circulation.

“We thought we were going to show they do the same if the same care is offered to both groups,” said senior author Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a nephrologist and epidemiologist at UC Irvine. “But we found blacks do even better.

“This is a paradox within a paradox,” he said.

The results suggest that blacks may have genetic or other biological advantages that make them healthier than whites in some ways, but that those advantages are canceled out by other factors in society at…

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