INCIDENCE RATES OF CANCER AMONG SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
According to the CDC, the National Institute of Health and US Department of Health, their has been a decrease in the Rate of deaths due to various forms of cancer. More Specifically , “lung. Breast, prostate, and colorectal”, cancers are the primary focus of this study , monitored Among the groups selected, were male, female, blacks and whites as individual groups. In addition to these groups, Other populations studied were, Native Indians, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders. All showing a decrease in each from the 1980's until 2003, and a significant decrease among white women, when specifically looking at the data of breast cancer deaths during that time, (Agwunobi, Aug. 2006)
1980 2003 WHITE AMERICANS BLACK AMERICANS HISPANIC--ASIAN AMERICANS RATE OF DEATHS DUE TO CANCER
The current studies indicate That Type 2 Diabetes is diag- Nosed at an increasing rate Among children, with a significant increase among mi- nority children, according Studies performed by the Department of Human Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as of 2007, (Agwunobi, 2007). What the health professionals are witnessing more today are the medical issues such as heart disease and obesity Issues in children which must be addressed differently than Than when it affects an adult. Children, unlike adults are undergoing continuous biological
Changes, along with, “emotional maturity”, (Jospe, 2007). Therefore the treatment of Diabetes in children requires monitoring and “tailoring” more aggressively than an adult. Studies are also showing an increase in minority children with the disease, this of the utmost concern, due the “complications, morbidity, and mortality associ- ated with Type 2 Diabetes. InfolineMag.com
GO RED FOR WOMEN That is the campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association, in their attempt to get the general public particularly women to know the warning signs of a possible stroke or heart attack! Similar to the risk factors like that of men, women have the potential for hypertension, that can lead to a heart attack, or stroke. Obesity, stress, smoking, poor diets and of course lack of proper exercise are the most obvious factors.
Other ethnic groups are affected by heart disease in substantial numbers as well. The disparities among minority groups is greatest among African American, and Hispanic women in their “post-re- productive years”, (Agnunwobi, 2007) While there are many studies that examines all of the factors that lead to heart disease in women, we are to have campaigns that emphasize educating the public about womens issues specifically as it relates to heart disease and reaching many more women than ever before!