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Unformatted text preview: Lavallee 1 Jenna Lavallee PH 129= Health Care for All TA= Jess Vickery 23 November 2010 Module VI Class Response Paper #3. There was once a statement made saying that the health status of African-Americans is no different than that of White Americans. This statement is inaccurate for a number of reasons. There is a large discrepancy between the health status of African-Americans and White Americans. African-Americans have a different life expectancy and infant mortality rate than White Americans. There are a number of inconsistencies between the two races health statuses that therefore contradict the statement asserting that there is no difference in the health status between African-Americans and White Americans. There are a number of common measures of health status used by experts to indicate a difference of health status in diverse groups of people. One health indicator is infant mortality rate, meaning the fraction of infants dying before their first birthday compared to the total...
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