Perceptions of race/ethnic discrimination in relation to mortality among Black women: results from the Black Women's Health Study.

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BACKGROUND Because racial discrimination is a form of chronic psychological stress that might unfavorably affect health, we examined whether perceived experiences of racism among black women are associated with mortality. METHODS We followed 48 924 participants in the Black Women's Health Study (mean age, 40.5 years) for 8 years to assess the risk of all… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.116

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