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Are Black Women More Likely to Have High Blood Pressure?

African-American women have higher hypertension rates in the U.S., says a new study. Researchers looked at 70,000 adults in the Southeast U.S. (the Stroke Belt) and found that 64 percent of Black women had high blood pressure compared to 54 percent of white women and 51 percent of Black and white men. 

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