National Institute on Aging

University Study Finds That Many Black Women Are Uninformed About Heart Disease

A new study led by Lori Mosca, professor of medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, finds that many women, particularly minorities and those with lower incomes, are uninformed on heart disease.

The study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, found that Black and Hispanic women were 66 percent less likely than White women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. Women with low levels of education and women from lower annual incomes were also less likely to be aware of the severity of heart disease among women. Minority women were also less likely than white women to identify symptoms that might indicate a heart attack.

The study can be found here.


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