Heart Disease and Kidney Failure in the Black Community [editorial]

Susanne B Nicholas, Keith C Norris
Heart Disease and Kidney Failure in the Black Community I n the United States, Black Americans suffer from a disproportionately high prevalence of cardiometabolic disorders including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease/end-stage kidney disease (CKD/ESKD) compared with their White peers. 1, 2 The reasons for these disparities are multifactorial. These disparities are primarily driven by societal factors, racial-and ethnic-based inequities in the allocation of health-affirming
more » ... resources and opportunities, which is commonly termed structural racism. 3 This is often manifested as long-standing community-level disinvestment in support for health (eg, employment, education, neighborhood safety, physical activity, food security, environmental justice), health care (health insurance, limited access to quality care, trust/distrust of the medical system), and more that may lead to poor cardiometabolic health and other medical conditions. 4
doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2022.08.011 pmid:36202487 fatcat:agh2t2ctx5gjrkbnrgw2e4vsv4