Women's Health

What Women of Color Must Know About Lupus

Black women are three times more likely to develop than white women

In a study conducted in Georgia, it was found that young Black women are at a higher risk for lupus. "Black women had very high rates of lupus, with an incidence rate in Georgia nearly three times higher than that for white women, with significantly high rates in the 30-39 age group,” Dr. S. Sam Lim, who led the study, told the Lupus Foundation of America.