Category: W2 Reflection

Skin Caner Among Caucasians

  This image was obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/race.htm I self-identify as a caucasian male based on my family history, place of residence and physical appearance. I come from an entirely caucasian, fair-skinned family…

Lupus among African American women

The health disparity that I chose to examine was systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) among African American women. SLE is an autoimmune disorder. The body produces antibodies – molecules that assist in immune responses – in order to fight off infection….

Cardiovascular Health Among Caucasian

Fig.1. Cardiovascular Diseases, WHO. Digital photo. www.chemicalshealthmonitor. http://www.chemicalshealthmonitor.org/spip.php?rubrique10. (accessed 12th July 2013).   I decided to take a look at the cardiovascular health among caucasians, as there have been heart associated health problems in my family that I have experienced. My grandfather…

Heart Disease Among Caucasian Females

    “Health Status.” Women’s Health USA. 2004. Health Resources and Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa04/pages/ch2.htm   I consider myself to be a Caucasian Female. Upon researching on a health disparity that is prevalent among…

Incidence of Breast Cancer in White Women

Table 2. Female Breast Cancer Incidence and Death Rates   Breast Racial/Ethnic Group Incidence Death All 127.8 25.5 African American/Black 118.3 33.8 Asian/Pacific Islander   89.0 12.6 Hispanic/Latino   89.3 16.1 American Indian/Alaska Native   69.8 16.1 White 132.5 25.0 Statistics are for…

Melanoma in Caucasian Americans

  “CDC – Skin Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/race.htm (accessed July 13, 2013). I picked this case because it is something that Americans have increasingly dealt with over the years.  Our community…

Cystic Fibrosis-Caucasians

    The health disparity I chose was Cystic Fibrosis among Caucasians. As seen in the table Caucasians are at highest risk for the disease. This health disparity sparked my interest the most because I had an aunt and uncle…

Caucasian Females and Heart Disease

http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_women_heart.htm Heart disease is extremely prevalent is caucasians but until this assignment I wasn’t aware of how many women are affected by this. The symptoms are quite different for a woman then a man and this is why sometimes it’s…

Skin Cancer in Caucasian Americans

“CDC – Skin Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/race.htm (accessed July 13, 2013). I chose skin cancer among Caucasian Americans because it is a very common form of cancer that is heard of…