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Differences in education, income, and health insurance accounted for most of higher death rate in Black men with prostate cancer

A study of more than half a million U.S. men who had their cancerous prostate glands removed between 2004 and 2014 found that Black men were 51% more likely than white men to die from the cancer. However, if differences in social and economic factors were taken into account, specifically education, income, and health insurance coverage, Black men were only 20% more likely to die.

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