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A survey of African American physicians on the health effects of climate change
The U.S. National Climate Assessment concluded that climate change is harming the health of many Americans and identified people in some communities of color as particularly vulnerable to these effects. In Spring 2014, we surveyed members of the National Medical Association, a society of African American physicians who care for a disproportionate number of African American patients, to determine whether they were seeing the health effects of climate change in their practices; the response rate was 30% (n = 284). Over 86% of respondents indicated that climate change was relevant to direct patient care, and 61% that their own patients were already being harmed by climate change moderately or a great deal.
- Resource Type
- Peer-reviewed article
- Resource URL
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- Journal Abbr.
- Int J Environ Res Public Health
- November 28, 2014
- Organization Type
- Health and Human Impact
- Climate and Environmental Impact
Public health/health sector response
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