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Disparities in Liver Disease in the African American Population

African American Mother and ChildAfrican Americans experience disparities at each phase along the spectrum of chronic liver disease. These health inequities are deeply rooted within the healthcare system and manifest as disparities in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of chronic liver disease. Therefore, it is not surprising that African Americans experience worse liver-related outcomes compared to other racial groups. Herein, we outline a few of the existing health disparities in liver disease and suggest methods to promote a more equitable delivery of liver-related care.


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African Americans More Likely to be Diagnosed with Some Liver Diseases

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Disparities in Liver Disease in the African American Population

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Last Updated on November 11, 2021


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