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Race, Ethnicity & Health Lecture 4
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Preview Biological vs. social definitions of race Biological grounds for racial and ethnic differences? Health indicators by race African Americans: HIV/AIDS Native Americans and Hispanics: suicide Sources of racial disparities Differences in health care quality Racial bias in health care?
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Biological vs. Social Aspects of Race and Ethnicity 1. Biological Aspects - Common geographic descent - Shared physical characteristics 2. Social Aspects - Social invention - Contextual - Valuations
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How Much of Racial and Ethnic Difference is Biological? Percentage of genetic material: 1. Shared by geographic groups .25% 2. Shared by all humans 95% 3. Unique to an individual 4.75%
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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Life expectancy for people born in 1990 (Gary Sandefur et al. 2001): Whites 76 years Asians 75 years Native Americans 74 years Blacks 69 years
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Excess Deaths (Thomas LaViest et al. 2000) Blacks 25-44 years old in 1997: Cancer: 1,366 Heart disease: 2,445 HIV/AIDS: 4,750
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course SOCY 360 taught by Professor Stepanikova during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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