Paper Search Console

Home Search Page Alphabetical List About Contact

Journal Title

Title of Journal: J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Search In Journal Title:

Abbravation: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Search In Journal Abbravation:


Springer International Publishing

Search In Publisher:



Search In DOI:



Search In ISSN:
Search In Title Of Papers:

Prevalent Health Concerns Among African American Women Belonging to a National Volunteer Service Organization (The Links, Incorporated)

Authors: Gladys B. Asiedu, Sharonne N. Hayes, Karen Patricia Williams, Matthew R. Bondaryk, Michele Y. Halyard, Monica W. Parker, Joyce E. Balls-Berry, Vivian W. Pinn, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf,

Publish Date: 2015/12/22
Volume: 4, Issue:1, Pages: 19-24
PDF Link


African American women bear a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify prevalent health concerns among African American women who are members of The Links, Incorporated (Links), a large national service organization with health programming for communities of color.Survey data (n = 391) were collected during the 2012 Links National Assembly. Twenty-six health issues were presented within five groups: cancer, CVD, pulmonary disease, chronic conditions, and behavioral health. For each issue, women indicated if it was a concern for “you/your family” or “the African American community” via check-boxes. Differences in the proportions for “you/your family” and “the African American community” were evaluated using the McNemar test.Hypertension was the most frequently endorsed concern for you/your family (79 %); 73 % indicated this was a concern for the African American community. Sickle cell anemia was the most frequently endorsed concern for the African American community (77 %). Melanoma was the least endorsed health issue overall (15 % you/your family, 55 % community). Breast was the most frequently endorsed cancer concern, while lung was among the least. For 23 out of 26 health issues, the proportion concerned was greater for the “African American community” than for “you/your family” (all p 



Search In Abstract Of Papers:
Other Papers In This Journal:

Search Result:

Help video to use 'Paper Search Console'