Ethnicity, Race, and Disease Sourcebook, 1st Ed.
- Author/Editor: Angela L. Williams
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 600
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- Publication Date: March 2020
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1780-7
- List Price: $95.00
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Web Price: $85.00
Medical researchers are increasingly considering and reporting back on the sociological aspects of health. Ethnicity refers to cultural factors, including nationality, ancestry, regional culture, and language, while race refers to groups of people who share biological similarities and differences. Recent stroke statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the risk of having a first stroke is twice as high among Blacks than among Whites. Research further indicates that the prevalence of arthritis among White/Non-Hispanics is 22.6 percent but 15.4 percent for Hispanic/Latinos. These similarities and differences across populations indicate a need for research that considers the prevalence of common conditions in different ethnic groups and takes steps to determine methods that improve the health outcomes of specific populations.
Ethnicity, Race and Disease Sourcebook, First Edition provides information about racial and social determinants of health as well as existing barriers to health equity. It provides information about the health of U.S. citizens, along with life expectancy data and disparities in health literacy among groups of Americans. Health disparities among specific ethnic groups—cancer disparities and genetic conditions specific to ethnic groups, for example—are also explained. Diabetes, cancer, asthma, and chronic liver disease related to ethnicity and race is discussed, as are strategies designed to improve healthcare across populations in an effort to eliminate health disparities. The book also explains patient rights and responsibilities, healthcare fraud, illegal diabetes treatments, and weight-loss scams. A directory of organizations that provide health-related information that includes data regarding specific ethnic and racial populations is also included.
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- Library Binding, 6 x 9
- 550-650 pages per volume
- Volumes published after June 2015 include access to Health Reference Series Online.
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
- Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
- Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
- Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
- Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
- Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
- Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
- List Price $95 per volume
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