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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?

Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?

Genetics: The autosomal dominant pattern is more frequent in certain groups of patients and similar group patterns exist around the world for different genetic disorders. ...Read more

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Are western men lacking in testosterone moreso than eastern men?

Are western men lacking in testosterone moreso than eastern men?

Both places: Hi. Some men are lacking in testosterone in BOTH places...they're the ones with all the guns and who subjugate women. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Psoriasis Men Women: Men and women are equally affected. However, it's rare for a man to develop it on the back of the scalp. ...Read more

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Why is number of rbcs higher in females than in males?

Why is number of rbcs higher in females than in males?

It's really not: Usually men have slightly higher average hemoglobins, hematocrits, and RBC's. Testosterone enhances erythropoiesis some, and I suspect this was designed because men are more likely to need bursts of speed (the slowest man is the one eaten by the bear). ...Read more

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Why does hemophilia c occur primarily among individuals of jewish descent?

Why does hemophilia c occur primarily among individuals of jewish descent?

Ashkenazi: That is not necessarily true. Ashkenazi jewish ancestry tends to have higher carrier rates of genetic illnesses. If two people with the same carrier genetic status create a child, there is simply an increased risk of obtaining the genes to cause the disease. There are many diseases with increased rates in ashkenazi jewish population. We deal with it and keep having children! ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither: Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Is melanoma rare in african Americans?

Is melanoma rare in african Americans?

No: It's less common than in lighter-skinned folks but is by no means "rare" enough to ignore. Bob Marley died of acral-lentiginous melanoma as a young man; this subtype is actually famous for occurring in folks of African descent. ...Read more

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How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more

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Why is the incidence of thyroid cancer different in males and females?

Why is the incidence of thyroid cancer different in males and females?

Unknown: Women get thyroid cancer several times more frequently than do men. There is no good reason or cause that we can lay our finger on. ...Read more

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Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are autoimmune diseases more common in females than males?

I'm wondering why are autoimmune diseases more common in females than males?

We don't know: The truth is we really do not know why. Hormonal differences and other suggestions have been offered as explanations but none have been proven. ...Read more

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Why do we see autoimmune diseases more frequently in females than in males?

Why do we see autoimmune diseases more frequently in females than in males?

Hormone?: Although the exact cause is unknown, it is suspected that female hormones particularly estrogen may have something to do with it. ...Read more

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Autoimmune diseases --are they heritable, more common in male or female, all types or one type per family?

Autoimmune diseases --are they heritable, more common in male or female, all types or one type per family?

Depends.: Some arthopathies affect more men and others more females. Ra, sle, sjogren's scleroderma, all are more common infemales, but they have some what low heritability than the spondyloarhropathies , which are more common, or severe in males. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of african american males in the us who have hiv?

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What is the percentage of african american males in the us who have hiv?

See below: Latest statistics from cdc show a prevalence of 2400/100, 000 african american men. ...Read more

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Are achondroplasia and Down syndrome more prevalent in certain races or ethnicity?

Are achondroplasia and Down syndrome more prevalent in certain races or ethnicity?

Universal: These sporadic abnormalities occur across racial, ethnic & cultural lines throughout the world. The lack of a common database along with reporting variations in different countries limits the refines analysis of population frequency. ...Read more

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Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

See below: It's not rare. Aneurysms can occur throughout life. However, many if not most cases are found at any point in life through imaging studies incidentally while evaluating other symptoms like headache. Usually, these aneurysms were present at birth but never manifest with symptoms until years later. ...Read more

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Are there differences in STD incidence in religious teens versus non-secular teens?

Are there differences in STD incidence in religious teens versus non-secular teens?

STD equal : Std know no religious barriers. If you're having sex you're susceptible to std. If a religious sect vigorously opposes and polices abstinence the incidence of std may be lower. Non secular means religious. But i get your question. ...Read more

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