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Past research suggested that Black patients on dialysis survive longer than whites, but a new study finds that this does not hold true for young Black patients.

In fact, young African-Americans are twice as likely to die while on dialysis. reports:

Doctors aren’t sure why young African American dialysis patients have such a large disadvantage. They say these patients may have less access to doctors because they’re not old enough to qualify for medicare and they are likely sicker than older African American patients when they start dialysis.


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