Black people in US likelier than whites to reside in poor, violent communities: Study
In the U.S., Black people are likelier than white people to reside in impoverished, racially segregated communities with high levels of gun violence.
Research has suggested that living in violent and unsafe environments can result in continuous traumatic stress, a constant form of PTSD.
Researchers have also linked experiences of violence and poverty to an increased risk of chronic disease such as cancer and cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have estimated that around 83,570 Black people die prematurely each year in the U.S. because of health disparities, using 2002 data.
Some scholars have previously described this as equivalent to a plane full of Black passengers falling out the sky every day every year.
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