NCSCC and Tracking California announce publication of study on sickle cell disease implications in Latinx Californians

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Valley News - Health
SACRAMENTO – Networking California for Sickle Cell Care and Tracking California announced Monday, Oct. 31, the publication of their surveillance study, “Sickle Cell Disease Among Latinx in California” in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. It is the only statewide study in the nation to outline the prevalence and characteristics of sickle cell disease within the Latinx population.“Sickle Cell Disease Among Latinx in California” found that a significant population of Latinx people in California are impacted by the inherited blood disorder. Indeed, 11% of babies born with sickle cell disease in California are Hispanic/Latinx, the largest percentage following the Black community. The study was led by the Public Health Institute’s Tracking California program, in partnership wit
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