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Rooks, Ronica N., Simonsick, Eleanor M., Klesges, Lisa M., Newman, Anne B., Ayonayon, Hilsa N., Harris, Tamara B. “Racial Disparities in Health Care Access and Cardiovacular Disease Indicators in Black and While Older Adults in the Health ABC Study.” Journal of Aging & Health. 20.6 (2008): 599-614. 21 Feb. 2010 The issue that this article discusses is the fact that black adults consistently show higher rates of poorer health due to cardiovascular disease than other racial groups, despite socioeconomic status. The aim of this study is to examine racial and health care to see what causes the disparities in poorer health rates of black people if it doesn’t have to do with socioeconomic status. The study focused mainly on older Black and White adults, where there is a substantial racial disparity. This is attributed mainly to the “earlier age at onset of chronic conditions, rapid declines in health, and higher rates of comorbid conditions, disease-related disability, and mortality in Black adults.” The main contribution of this article is that quality health care can improve chronic
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course COMS 226 taught by Professor Chrisskiles during the Winter '10 term at Cal Poly.

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