Study about African American Men's Health
Men, Your Voice is Needed! $50 Compensation.
Live in rural South Carolina
Compensation Provided
African American Health Study
BMI greater than 25
25 - 75 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Compared to urban adults, rural adults are more likely to have obesity, be less physically active, and have certain chronic health conditions


Faculty at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing need YOUR help to better understand health issues that affect African American men living in rural South Carolina.

Eligible men will be interviewed by a project team member by telephone or a teleconferencing program. Participants will be asked to complete a survey about factors that may influence the health of African American men who live in rural areas. Approximately 60 minutes is required for the interview and 15 minutes for the survey. Compensation of $50.00 will be provided.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Nearly 56% of rural Black adults have obesity compared to 38% of rural White and 43% of urban Black adults. These disparities may explain why rural Black adults report being in poorer health and have more chronic health conditions than rural White adults and why rural residents in general experience poorer self-rated health and a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, and diabetes.

Interventions to reduce obesity are crucially needed in the South where counties tend to have a higher obesity prevalence compared to counties in other regions of the U.S, and for rural minorities who have been considered an invisible population.
Is this study for me?
This study may be for you if:

  • You are between the ages of 25-75
  • Are Male
  • Are African-American
  • Live in rural South Carolina
  • Have a BMI greater than 25
How long would I take part in this research?
It would require 1-hour for a phone call and 15-minutes for a follow-up survey.