Did You Know??? Physical and mental health disparities are impacting African American/Black Women at alarming rates. African American/Black Women make up 7 percent of the United States population and 14 percent of the total population of women, yet are overrepresented in all major categories of chronic and infectious diseases and illnesses.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the leading causes of death for African American/Black Women are:
2. Heart Disease
6. Pregnancy Complications
9. Unintentional Injuries
10. Influenza & Pneumonia
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