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Perceived interpersonal racism and incident stroke among U.S. Black women

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Black women who reported experiences of interpersonal racism in situations involving employment, housing, and interactions with police appeared to have an increased risk of stroke, even after accounting for demographic and vascular risk factors, according to the results of this study including 48,000 Black women. These findings suggest that the high burden of racism experienced by Black U.S. women may contribute to racial disparities in stroke incidence. 

Authors: Shanshan Sheehy, Sc.D., of Boston University, is the corresponding author. 

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