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Racial and ethnic differences in disease

by Anthony P. Polednak

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical anthropology,
  • Health and race,
  • Ethnic groups -- Diseases

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony P. Polednak.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGN296 .P65 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 364 p. :
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2185188M
    ISBN 100195059700
    LC Control Number89003121

      In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend to be in poorer health than Hispanics and Asian Americans. This volume documents the differentials and considers possible explanations. Cardiovascular heart disease mortality in African Americans is the highest of all major racial/ethnic subpopulations in the United States. Examining race and ethnicity, Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities will reveal that there are unacceptable healthcare disparities in risk factor prevalence, disease states, and cardiovascular outcomes in the United States.

      As they note in the preface, their new book Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities seeks to define “the nuances of how racial/ethnic groups manifest cardiovascular illness [in order to identify] best practices to control risk factors and eliminate unnecessary death and disability.” Towards this end, this work begins with Author: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo.   Okereke and colleagues aimed to examine racial/ethnic differences in depression severity, symptom burden and care. They analy community-dwelling older adults (mean age, .

    tHE PErSIStEncE OF rAcIAl DIFFErEncES In HEAltH There is abundant evidence of the continued exis-tence of racial differences in health. Table 1 pro-vides an example of the magnitude and trends of these inequities. It shows racial differences in life expectancy at birth for men and women from to the present. Gender is an important social status. Nearly 6 million Americans are currently diagnosed with heart failure (HF) and more than 1 million hospitalizations occur each year because of the disease. 1, 2 According to recent estimates, HF is the leading cause of (re)hospitalization in older adults and has cost the United States an estimated $21 billion in direct annual medical costs. 1, 3, 4 Racial and ethnic disparities in HF have been Cited by: 3.


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Racial and ethnic differences in disease by Anthony P. Polednak Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book presents a comprehensive account of differences in the frequencies of various diseases among a wide range of racial and ethnic groups throughout the world today.

It provides epidemiologists, physicians, sociologists, and anthropologists with a methodological framework for understanding the concepts of race and ethnic group, the use of these concepts in epidemiology, and the. Each chapter provides descriptive information on the relative frequencies of diseases and the methods used in studies, as well as a systematic discussion of the interpretation of the racial and ethnic differences described, which may arise from such factors as errors in measurement or socioeconomic differences between by:   Are there racial and ethnic differences in outcomes after heart failure (HF) hospitalization in patients with similar access to care.

Methods: The study authors performed a retrospective study evaluating the impact of race and ethnicity on outcomes in 8, HF hospitalizations at 11 hospitals in New York City from to Racial and ethnic differences in disease prevalence are best understood from the viewpoint of the prevalence of particular genetic variants.

Hence, diabetes prevalence is higher in Pakistani/Bangladeshi (6 times), Indian (3 times), black Caribbean (4 times among men and times among women), and Chinese (2 times among men and times.

there are significant differences in prevalence, incidence, treatment, and mortality of Alzheimer’s disease across racial and ethnic groups. There are also substantial differences in participation in clinical trials, the use of services, and disease-related expenditures.

Disparities across racial and ethnic groups in diagnosis and treatmentFile Size: KB. This book is a comprehensive account of racial and ethnic differences in the frequencies of various diseases throughout the world. It provides a methodological framework for understanding the concepts of race and ethnic group, the use of these concepts in epidemiology and the interpretation of epidemiological studies of disease.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 44(3) September with 15 Reads How we measure 'reads'. In this useful book, Polednak considers the striking differences in the rates and outcomes of disease among racial and ethnic groups, using the perspective of "biomedical" anthropology, an offshoot of physical anthropology concerned with biologic (particularly genetic) and environmental influences on disease.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / Although survival has improved for all racial and ethnic groups, strong differences persist, both in life expectancy and in the causes of disability and death at older ages.

This book examines trends in. This book examines trends in mortality rates and selected causes of disability (cardiovascular disease, dementia) for older people of different racial and ethnic groups. The determinants of these trends and differences are also investigated, including differences in access to health care and experiences in early life, diet, health behaviors.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Treatment and Outcomes of Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Review. JACC Cardiovasc Interv ; The following are the key points to remember from a review highlighting the differences in underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in the management and outcomes of aortic stenosis (AS).

Racial differences in traditional obstetric health outcomes are well documented. Higher rates of infant and maternal mortality are reported for African-American women as compared with white women.

1,2 Although racial differences in specific obstetric complications (such as hypertensive disorders) 3 have been reported, little research has investigated racial differences in immediate patient Cited by: This study aimed to describe and characterize the published literature on disparities between racial and ethnic groups among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

To identify relevant studies, we searched electronic sources for peer-reviewed articles and research reports published through related to the Alzheimer’s population and their caregivers. : Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease () by Polednak, Anthony P. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.2/5(1).

The Persistence of Racial Differences in Health. There is abundant evidence of the continued existence of racial differences in health.

Table 1 provides an example of the magnitude and trends of these inequities. It shows racial differences in life expectancy at birth for Cited by: This book examines trends in mortality rates and selected causes of disability (cardiovascular disease, dementia) for older people of different racial and ethnic groups.

The determinants of these trends and differences are also investigated, including differences in access to health care and experiences in early life, diet, health behaviors Format: Paperback.

Racial health disparities. Health disparities refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial and ethnic groups.

The US Health Resources and Services Administration defines health disparities as "population-specific differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, or access to health care".

Health is measured through variables such as life expectancy and incidence. Importance The adverse outcomes associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been studied in predominantly white cohorts. Racial differences in outcomes associated with AF merit continued investigation. Objective To evaluate the race-specific associations of AF with stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease (CHD), and all-cause mortality in a community-based by: Hertz RP, McDonald M, Unger AN, Lustik MB.

Racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence and management of cardiovascular risk factors in the United States workforce. J Occup Environ Med ;49(10) CrossRef PubMed; Kurian AK, Cardarelli KM. Racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors: a systematic by: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease Book Summary: This book presents a comprehensive account of differences in the frequencies of various diseases among a wide range of racial and ethnic groups throughout the world today.

It provides epidemiologists, physicians, sociologists, and anthropologists with a methodological framework for understanding the concepts of race and ethnic group, the. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Medication Management for Patients with Diabetes by Ana Helena Traylor Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy University of California, Berkeley Professor Stephen Raphael, Chair Extensive research documents inequities in the quality of health care provided to members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.Racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Ethnicity & disease 17(1) February with.Yoko Fujimoto, Takeshi Iwatsubo, in Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease, Consideration of Ethnic Difference.

Ethnic difference is generally a critical factor in terms of global drug development and AD is an area where more attention should be paid. Ethnic factors are generally classified as either intrinsic or extrinsic.