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Preventing Chronic Disease GIS Snapshot | Planning for the Strategic Recruitment of Barbershops for Blood Pressure Screening and Referral in the Mississippi Delta Region - CDC

CDC  hypertension  attitudes  blood pressure  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Geographic Information Systems  Health Knowledge  African Americans  practice  black men 

The 18-county Mississippi Delta region covers approximately 11,000 square miles of the northwest part of the state of Mississippi between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. In 2010, its population was 554,754; 49.7% of residents were black, and 46.9% were white (1). Heart disease and stroke are the second and fourth leading causes of death among black men in the region (2). In 2010, the heart disease death rate was 179.1 deaths per 100,000 in the United States (3), 251.1 deaths per 100,000 in Mississippi, and 259.4 deaths per 100,000 in the Mississippi Delta region (2). High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke and disproportionately affects black men (4); the prevalence of high blood pressure is higher among black men than among other racial/ethnic groups in the state (5).

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