WASHINGTON, D.C. (AURN News) — The Lupus Foundation of America has released a new study that focuses on African Americans. Research conducted under the Lupus AIM (Addressing Health Inequities in Minorities) program, and published in ACR Open Rheumatology, underscores factors including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, healthcare access, and social conditions.
The study also highlights the disproportionate impact of lupus on Black populations, revealing higher risks of disease development and poorer health outcomes, including increased severity and mortality.
It also underscores disparities in healthcare affordability, accessibility, and neighborhood conditions as contributors to these health disparities. The study calls for further research to address the unique challenges faced by African Americans when it comes to lupus care.
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