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U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills

Thompson, Dennis (2011) U.S. Minorities No Strangers to Health Ills. HealthDay.

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Abstract

Though minorities in the United States face an array of challenges, chief among them may be personal health and well-being. African Americans, Hispanic Americans and other minority groups are more likely than whites to develop a number of chronic and deadly diseases, according to mounting evidence. Infant mortality, obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and communicable diseases are among the wide range of health issues for which minorities find themselves at greater risk than whites, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The evidence of health disparities would be easy to ignore were they not so well-documented," said Stephen B. Thomas…


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health disparities, Infant mortality, Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 21:00
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 09:29
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2873

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