1A - Minority Populations and Health Chapter 1. Historical...

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1 Minority Populations and Health Chapter 1. Historical Aspects of Race/Ethnicity and Health Learning Objectives • An overview of the changing social status of racial/ethnic minorities over the history of the U.S. • An overview of the changing demographic profile of the U.S. • an overview of the conceptual problems associated with racial/ethnic categories. Students will be exposed to: Why is it important to study minority health?
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2 Percentage Resident Population by race/ethnicity, U.S. 1950-2000 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Hispanic Asian/PI American Ind Black White Source: National Center for Health Statistics (2002) Projected Percentage Resident Population by race/ethnicity, U.S. 2010-2070 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 Hispanic Asian/PI American Ind Black White Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census:(NP-T5) Projections of the Resident Population by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Nativity: Middle Series, 1999 to 2100 “Minorities” will comprise the majority of the U.S. population by mid-21 st Century • Aging white population • Declining white birthrate • Higher minority birthrate • Decreasing white immigration • Increasing Hispanic and Asian immigration • Larger proportion of minorities in childbearing ages
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3 There is a long history of inequality which contributes to racial/ethnic disparities in access to quality healthcare services. And, the increasing proportion of racial/ethnic
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HLTH 236 taught by Professor Toone during the Summer '08 term at Texas A&M.

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1A - Minority Populations and Health Chapter 1. Historical...

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