Black Canadians at higher risk of dying from HIV, cancer than white people: study – GLOBAL

February 15, 2023

Black Canadians are more likely to die from HIV/AIDS and certain types of cancer than their white counterparts, a new Statistics Canada report has found.

The report published Wednesday analyzed data from Canadian citizens or permanent residents who were aged 19 and older at the time of the 2001, 2006 and 2011 census, followed by a follow-up period until the end of 2019.

According to the report, apart from HIV/AIDS, Black males were at an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus and cerebrovascular diseases.

Black females, meanwhile, were at an increased risk of six causes of death compared to their white counterparts, including HIV/AIDS, stomach cancer, corpus uteri cancer, lymphomas and multiple myeloma, diabetes mellitus and endocrine disorders.

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