Black Americans living in areas with the highest income and education levels were still more likely than white patients in the lowest education and income areas to have advanced-stage lung cancer, underscoring the impact of structural racism on health outcomes, according to a new study published Monday.
“Strikingly, for Black [patients], higher income did not necessarily translate to better outcomes compared with white [patients],” said co-author Tomi F. Akinyemiju of Duke University School of Medicine in a statement.