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While such health indicators as infant mortality, heart disease, and strokes show improvement among blacks, there still remain serious disparities between the health status of blacks and other North Carolinians.
While new cases of prostate cancer do not vary greatly by race in North Carolina, the state leads the nation in prostate cancer deaths among blacks. Stage-at-diagnosis was the most important determinant for survival.
Dr. Sheila Bunch, assistant professor of social work, is among a dozen researchers across East Carolina University’s campus examining health and health disparities of African Americans in hopes to improve the well-being of those across eastern North Carolina.