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Ch. 11 Assignment 1.What health challenges do white Americans face, compared with those faced by minorities?Minority American lag behind white Americans on nearly every measure of health. Compared to white Americans minorities are more likely to be economically disadvantaged, have shorter life expectancies and have higher infant mortality rates.2.What are the health concerns of children?Health concerns for children include that some demographics of children, such as African American children and children living in central cities have lower vaccination rates than the national average. Children with poor access to health care also may miss school because they are sick, affecting their education, or go to school sick, spreading infection to other children.3.Which childhood characteristics have important implications for health system design?When children have inadequate access to health care, their ability to learn and attend school is compromised. Some children stay home and miss school for
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