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personal health: Actions and decisions of a person that affect his or her own health. community health: Issues, events, and activities related to the health of a whole population or community. A. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, approximately 30% of the population currently belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. This percentage is expected to increase to 50% by 2050. B. Advances in health have not produced equal health benefits for most of the country’s ethnic minority populations 1. Many have higher rates of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, infant mortality, alcoholism, drug abuse, unintentional injury, and premature
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Unformatted text preview: death than the general population a. Most have significantly higher lifestyle risk factors, such as high-fat diets, lack of exercise, and exposure to carcinogens and other environmental toxins. 2. Many health problems facing ethnic minority populations are not due to race or ethnicity but to social and economic conditions, including poverty, discrimination, and limited access to health information and resources. 3. Reducing the health disparities that exist among different cultural and ethnic populations in the Untied States is a critical challenge. http://www.healthfinder.gov/...
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