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Minority populations and health : an introduction to health disparities in the United States

Author: Thomas Alexis LaVeist
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Minority Populations and Health is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Alexis LaVeist
ISBN: 0787964131 9780787964139
OCLC Number: 57319854
Description: xvii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Historical aspects of race/ethnicity and health --
Conceptual issues in race/ethnicity, and health --
The demography of American racial/ethnic minorities --
The epidemiological profile of racial/ethnic minorities --
Mental health --
Health care services among racial/ethnic groups --
Theories of racial/ethnic differences in health --
Socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic differences in health --
Behavior and health --
African American health issues --
American Indian and Alaska Native health issues --
Asian and Pacific Islander health issues --
Hispanic/Latino health issues --
Addressing disparities in health and health care.
Responsibility: Thomas A. LaVeist.
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