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Race and SES Race is strongly correlated with SES and is sometimes used as an indicator of SES. Persons with an annual housefhold income of 10,000 or less were 4.6 times more likely to be in poor health than those with income over 35, 000 while blacks were 1.9 times more likely to be in poor health than whites. o Adjusting racial disparities in health for SES substantially reduces these differences Racial differences in violence and illegal drug use Rates of violent deaths associated with residence in urban areas with a
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Unformatted text preview: high concentration of undesirable encironmental characteristics such as waste incinerators, landfills, and deserted factories. o Violent deaths from homicide, poisoning/drug use, falls, fires, and suicide in these marginal areas were 10x higher for males and 6x for females. o When black-white mortality ratio increases with rising SES, then racial disparities in health are being reduced. o...
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