Study: Blacks are more likely to be hospitalized and die due to sepsis

06/23/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

A study found that blacks' hospitalization rate because of severe sepsis is 67% higher than non-Hispanic whites' and that they are 80% more likely to die from the condition. Taking up measures to limit infections that cause sepsis, such as bacterial pneumonia, and revising pneumococcal vaccination policies so that younger blacks can be vaccinated could help curb sepsis rates, the researchers said.

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