What races are prone to certain diseases?
Some diseases are more prevalent in some populations identified as races due to their common ancestry.
Thus, people of African and Mediterranean descent are found to be more susceptible to sickle-cell disease while cystic fibrosis and hemochromatosis are more common among European populations.
Why are some genetic conditions more common in particular ethnic groups?
People in an ethnic group often share certain versions of their genes, which have been passed down from common ancestors. If one of these shared genes contains a disease-causing mutation, a particular genetic disorder may be more frequently seen in the group.
Which ethnic groups have the poorest health?
Some BME groups experience worse health than others. For example, surveys commonly show that Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black-Caribbean people report the poorest health, with Indian, East African Asian and Black African people reporting the same health as White British, and Chinese people reporting better health.
What are different races called?
The revised standards contain five minimum categories for race: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. There are two categories for ethnicity: “Hispanic or Latino” and “Not Hispanic or Latino.”
What race has the most diseases?
Some diseases are more prevalent in some populations identified as races due to their common ancestry. Thus, people of African and Mediterranean descent are found to be more susceptible to sickle-cell disease while cystic fibrosis and hemochromatosis are more common among European populations.
Which ethnic group has the highest risk of heart disease?
Blacks and other minorities have a higher risk of HF than whites, with the highest risk in black women. HF in black patients is more likely to stem from hypertension than coronary artery disease, and they are more likely to have HFpEF than whites.
How can ethnicity affect health?
Ethnicity is all about your lifestyle, culture and behavior. And just like your genetics, all of these affect your health risks. Do people in your culture eat a low-fat diet that is high in fruits and vegetables? On the flipside, some ethnicities have higher rates of smoking and more damaging diets.
What is the most genetically diverse race?
People of African descent are more genetically diverse than Middle Easterners, who are more diverse than Asians and Europeans.
What are the most common genetic diseases?
Information About 5 Common Genetic Disorders
- Down Syndrome.
- Cystic Fibrosis.
- Tay-Sachs disease.
- Sickle Cell Anemia.
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