Causes And Consequences Of The Death Of Brooklyn

1958 Words Dec 21st, 2015 8 Pages
According to Healthy People 2020 the most leading cause of death national for ages of 1-44 is Suicide, cancer, and intentional injury (2015). The most leading cause for deaths in New York State is Heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, stroke, and unintentional injury (Healthy New York. Gov 2015). Leading causes of death in Brooklyn (Kings County) is heart disease, cancer, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, and chronic lower respiratory (Health New York. Gov, 2015). East Flatbush leading cause of death is heart disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, stroke, and flu/pneumonia (Community Health Profiles 2015). East Flatbush is a middle class residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Looking at the community health profiles of 2015 for East Flatbush indicated that Asthma is a huge problem in this community. After World War II east Flatbush was largely populated by immigrant Jews and Italians, then in the 1960s by African Americans. Now this area is flooded with West Indian immigrants such as Haitians, Jamaicans, Trinidadians, St. Lucians, Grenadians, Panamanians, Bajans, Dominican, and Guyanese groups. Asthma has no cure, you could be feeling just fine but the disease is still there and can appear again at any time. More than 5,000 people die annually because of asthma. Asthma hospitalization rates have been the highest in the midst of black children but the death rates for asthma were consistently highest among blacks from ages 15…
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