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Racial disparities in illness highlighted in Washington, DC

Washington Post, June 10, 2009
Black women in Washington, DC, suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and generally poor health in alarmingly high numbers, and white women do not, according to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study said there is a large disparity in the incidence of certain chronic diseases between black and white women. Kaiser's study was based on data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Current Population Survey from 2004 to 2006.