Race


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Race: Race as a risk factor for disease
Introduction: There are numerous conditions for which the prevalence varies with race. This section lists those diseases that mention racial aspects as a risk factor.

Condition count: 35; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: African Americans (11), Asian (2), American Indians (9), Hispanic (4), Caucasians (6), Latinos (5), Mexican-American (3), Europeans (2)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Race' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:

B

  • Bladder Cancer ... Caucasians, Race

    C

  • Canavan disease ... Eastern European Jewish ancestry
  • Celiac Disease ... Italian race
  • Coccidioidomycosis ... Asians
  • Colorectal cancer ... race

    D

  • Diabetes ... African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, race, Hispanic Americans

    E

  • Endometrial Cancer ... Race

    G

  • Gallstones ... Native Americans, Pima Indians, race
  • Glaucoma ... African Americans, Race
  • Gonorrhea ... African Americans
  • Group A Streptococcal Infections ... American Indians

    H

  • Hemochromatosis ... Race
  • Hypertension ... race

    I

  • Invasive group A Streptococcal disease ... American Indians

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... Japanese expatriates

    L

  • Lactose Intolerance ... African Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, race, Mexican-American
  • Leukemia ... race
  • Lupus ... African Americans, Native Americans, race, Hispanic Americans

    M

  • Melanoma ... fair skin, hair color, race

    O

  • Open-angle glaucoma ... African Americans, Race
  • Osteoporosis ... race
  • Ovarian Cancer ... race

    P

  • Pancreatic cancer ... race
  • Pneumococcus ... African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians
  • Prostate Cancer ... Race
  • Proteinuria ... African Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans

    R

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... African-American race, Caucasians
  • Rodent ulcer ... fair skin
  • Rosacea ... fair skin

    S

  • Skin Cancer ... light color skin
  • Stroke ... race
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ... African Americans

    T

  • Thyroid cancer ... Race
  • Type 2 diabetes ... African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, race, Hispanic Americans

    U

  • Uterine Cancer ... Race


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