Study finds higher lung cancer mortality rates in blacks

01/17/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A study in JAMA Surgery showed the rates of lung cancer deaths between 2003 and 2007 were about 59% per 100,000 people among blacks and 52% per 100,000 in whites. Researchers also found that blacks living in areas with the highest segregation levels had a 10% higher lung cancer death rate than their counterparts living in the least-segregated counties.

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