Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell is one of the most prevalence genetic diseases in the United States. The disease affects more than 70,000 people and it is estimated than more than 2 million people carry the trait for the disease. Like many disease like Diabetes, high blood pressure and others, sickle cell has shown ethnic variability in epidemiological studies. Although the disease affects millions of people in the world, there are some races and ethnic groups that appear to be at an increased risk.
In American, epidemiological studies have shown that African Americans are at a higher risk than others. Statistics in the world also confirm that people with sub-Saharan origin are at a higher risk of contracting the disease as compared to the rest of the population. Sickle cell is a disease that affects people with ethic backgrounds in the United States making the disease is most common in African Americans.