Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Women of Color Health Information Collection
The Women of Color Health Information collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
- Cardiovascular Disease, 2012
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This publication presents data on the cardiovascular health status of women of color that is not readily available from another single source.
- Diabetes Mellitus, 2011
Diabetes mellitus can cause serious complications and premature death and is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, especially among women of color.