Black/African American Health Disparities
- Diabetes incidence differs by race in the U.S., with a persistent reported Black–White disparity. However, the factors that contribute to this excess risk in middle-aged and older adults are unclear.
- There are known racial differences in cardiovascular health behaviors, including smoking, physical activity, and diet quality. A better understanding of these differences may help identify intervention targets for reducing cardiovascular disease disparities. This study examined whether socioeconomic, psychosocial, and neighborhood environmental factors, in isolation or together, mediate racial differences in health behaviors.