By Victor Armstrong, VP Behavioral Health of Atrium Health
According to an article published in verywell health (1), Black men in the United States suffer worse health than any other racial group in America and, as a group, have the lowest life expectancy and the highest death rate compared to both men and women of other racial and ethnic groups.
Among the leading statistics of concern are:
- 44% of black men are considered overweight
- 24% are obese
- 40% of black men die prematurely from cardiovascular disease as compared to 21% of white men
- Black men