|Health Issue||Massachusetts||Ware, MA||Taunton, MA|
|Prostate Cancer Hospitalizations|
The data shown in the table above explains Prostate Cancer Hospitalization rate in specific different ethnic backgrounds the state of Massachusetts. The ethnic groups are Whites only, Blacks only and Asians only. The geographic locations that explain this data include Town of Ware, Town of Taunton and Massachusetts as a whole. The Health disparity examined in this table is Prostate Cancer focusing on the hospitalization percentage across the state.
In examining patters, the results were not contrary to what I expected. As always, White is the dominating ethnic group of all races in the United States. In the town of Ware, the results show no rates of hospitalization for Asians and Blacks. This is because there is little to no diversity in this town. White is known to be the central race in these geographic locations, hence why Taunton, Ware and Massachusetts as whole appears to be the ones with the most with data
Asians are very selective about where they reside, thus explaining why we are shown zero rates in hospitalization in Ware. In all my 6 years of residing in this country, I’ve moved around enough and I have experience a great deal of diversity int owns like Ware in comparison to the Asian ethnic group and where they would rather live. I’ve noticed many Asian likes convince and are more widespread in cities with lots of ATMS, Restaurants, fast and easy access to public transportation, schools etc. Like Ware, Asians have also, zero hospitalization in Taunton. This helps to fully comprehend that Asians are very particular about where they live again. To make sense of these stated patterns about Asians despite the amount of Asians that we have living in Massachusetts, we are only able to prove their hospitalization rates up to 9.6. This isn’t because Asians reside in these geographical locations of the State and they do not fall sick, but because there aren’t Asians living in these parts of the States and so therefore it would not be pertinent to have hospitalization rates for Asians in Taunton and Ware.
The same logistic goes for Blacks. African Americans are known to have a high preference for living in urbanized geographical locations. Whether it is a decision to perhaps prevent profiling or the act of feeling belonged. As stated in the chart, Taunton yielded no data for prostate cancer hospitalizations for African American demographic. Ware is completely indistinguishable to this notion as it appears to stress zero tolerance for any other demographic other than the White ethnic group. Of course no one/law is desisting Negros from residing in Ware but from a personal perspective, I wouldn’t live in Ware because I as Black male would not feel belonged. I would be limited in access to personal choices of interests – such as ; barbershops, preferred nourishments etc. So with all being said, this explains why some of the reasons why we have zero hospitalization rates for African Americans in the town of Taunton. Negros will not be found hospitalized in this community because there aren’t any available. They don’t live there, so there is absolutely no reason to have them hospitalized in Ware as all the major medical facilities are within the metro Boston area.
In conclusion, I think race as the underlying factor that explains these findings. People chose where to live based on the their personal interest and career related motives. If some towns are isolated from everywhere else then there is no need for me to live there. I’ll benefit nothing fromit.
Source: MassCHIP, Department of Public Health. Found at: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/researcher/community-health/masschip/topics/prostate-cancer.html