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Cardiovascular risk varies between black ethnic subgroups

Key clinical point: CVD risk factors differ significantly between three black ethnic subgroups, compared with whites.

Major finding: African Americans had the highest prevalence of hypertension over the time period (from 44% in 2010 to 42% in 2018), while African immigrants had the lowest (from 19% to 17%).

Study details: Cross-sectional analysis of 452,997 adults who participated in the 2010-2018 National Health Interview Survey.

Disclosures: The study was supported by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care. Dr. Baptiste reported having no financial disclosures.


Baptiste D et al. EPI/Lifestyle 2020, Session 4, Abstract 8.