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While Black Americans represent only 11% of the U.S. population, they make up about 25% of the estimated 3.2 million people with chronic HCV infection.
Men over 50 are at the highest risk within the Black community for having a Hepatitis C infection.
Improving these outcomes is a matter of increasing education and testing, so that this racial disparity does not continue in the future.
Black Americans over 60 are also ten times more likely than other races to have chronic Hepatitis C