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Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-12-2014



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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) continue to be the leading cause of death in the US, accounting for 34.4% of all deaths in 2003. Morbidity and mortality rates associated with CVD vary geographically, with the highest rates in southeastern states. African-Americans in Mississippi have historically higher rates of CVD than any racial or ethnic group. This poster is presents local spatial patterns of CVD and CVD risk factors exist among African-Americans residing in the Jackson, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), composed of Madison, Hinds, and Rankin counties?


Social Work

Cardiovascular Disease and Select Risk Factors Among African Americans: A Geographic Look into the Jackson Heart Study
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