Black Women's Health Study
BWHS gathers information on many conditions that affect Black women (breast cancer, lupus, premature birth, hypertension, colon cancer, diabetes, uterine fibroids...). The BWHS has produced important information. We’ve summarized some research results in our newsletters, and a full list of research publications, with descriptions, is available on this website. Here are some of the questions we are investigating within the BWHS: * Why does breast cancer occur more commonly among young Black women than among young white women? * Does exercise protect against the occurrence of breast cancer in Black women? * Does diet influence the occurrence of breast cancer in Black women? If so, what nutrients or foods? * Why does lupus occur more commonly in Black women? * Why does premature birth occur more commonly among Black babies? * Do experiences of racism affect the occurrence of various illnesses in Black women? * What behaviors help to keep Black women healthy? **General contact: firstname.lastname@example.org**
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- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Since 1995, follow-up questionnaires have been sent every two years to update information on reproductive history and other exposures and identify new occurrences of cancer and other serious illnesses.
Rosenberg L, Adams-Campbell L, Palmer JR. The Black Women's Health Study: a follow-up study for causes and preventions of illness. J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 1995 Mar-Apr;50(2):56-8.
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- Supplementary Information
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.