3 - Minority Populations and Health Chapter 3: The...

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1 Minority Populations and Health Chapter 3: The Demography of American Racial/Ethnic Minorities Learning Objectives • An overview of demographic patterns among U.S. racial/ethnic groups: – Age Distribution – Fertility – Family Formation – Mortality –M igrat ion Students will be exposed to: Demography is the science that specialized in the study of populations. Demographers focus on the size,
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2 Demographers approach the topic by examining the fertility, mortality, and migration patterns of populations within geographic areas such as nations, regions, or cities. Demographers also conduct research on other aspects of populations such as marriage, divorce, age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Figure 3.1. Total and Elderly Population, U.S. 1950-2050 0 50000000 100000000 150000000 200000000 250000000 300000000 350000000 400000000 450000000 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 Total Population Population above age 65 Source: National Center for Health Statistics (2002) Projected Source: US Census Bureau, Census 2000 Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. NA 274,595,678 Total 12.5 35,305,818 Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 0.1 398,835 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 3.6 10,242,998 Asian .9 2,475,956 American Indian and Alaska Native 12.3 34,658,190 Black 75.1 211,460,626 White Percent of Total Number of Persons Group Table 3.1. Race/ethnicity in the 2000 Census – part 1
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3 Source: US Census Bureau, Census 2000 Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. 0.5
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