A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association identifies housing instability as a risk factor for heart disease. The study examined 3,100 counties across the U.S. using data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In addition to finding that residents in rural counties and those with predominately Black residents experience higher rates of cardiovascular disease than residents in urban and predominantly white counties, the study found that housing instability was consistently associated with cardiovascular disease and death. Read the article here.
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