Health Disparities Among Different Groups of American Blacks

A new report by scientists at the University of Michigan finds that there are wide-ranging health disparities among different groups of black Americans. The study, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, found that blacks who were born in the Caribbean were healthier than African Americans generally. The study also found that blacks of Caribbean descent but who were born in the United States were not as healthy as Caribbean-born blacks or African Americans generally.

Blacks in the 45-59 age group reported being less healthy than younger or older blacks.