cause of death, 18, 19

educational status, 55

prevalence by sex, 24

prevalence by sex and race, 22

quality of health care, 96, 98

women, 24, 96, 101, 113

Cardiovascular disease, 34, 109

Asians, 52

behavioral risk factors, 61, 64

black persons, 18, 19, 20, 21-22, 52, 64, 87-88, 96, 98

cause of death, 18, 19, 20, 84

educational status, 55

genetics and, 52, 87

Hispanics, 52, 96

prejudice and discrimination, 78, 79, 87-88

psychosocial factors, 3, 71, 72, 74, 84, 86, 87-88, 90

quality of health care, 96, 98

religious influences, 71, 74

stress and, 3, 84, 87-88

whites, 52, 64

Causes of death, 2, 18-20, 84

see also Mortality

Census data

multiracial self-identification, 10

population size, by race, 11

Cerebrovascular disease

blacks, 22, 96

cause of death, 18, 19

educational status, 55

quality of health care, 96

whites, 18, 22, 23

Cognitive functioning, 15, 23

see also Alzheimer’s disease and dementia;

Mental health and illness

alcohol consumption, 66

Hispanics, 23

research recommendations, 26-27

Cohort analysis, 3, 20, 21

allostatic load, 88

committee recommendations, 4, 6, 27, 108-109, 110

genetics and environment, 53

health promotion, 112, 114

life cycle research, 108-109, 110

prejudice and discrimination, 78, 80-81

selection processes, 40-41

Commonwealth Minority Health Survey, 83

Complementary medicine, see Alternative and complementary medicine

Cultural factors, see Sociocultural factors;

specific racial/ethnic groups

D

Definitional issues

allostatic load, 88

behavioral risk factors, 65

physiological reactivity, 87, 88

racial and ethnic groups, 9-11, 13-14, 27, 39-40

disease prevalence statistics, 24

genetics, 46-49, 53

mortality rates, 15

racial/ethnic identification, 9, 10, 14, 39-40, 76

racism, prejudice, and discrimination, 76, 79

research priorities, 33

stress, 82

Diabetes, 34

behavioral risk factors, 64

blacks, 22, 96, 101, 118

cause of death, 18, 19

educational status, 55

health promotion, 112

Hispanics, 2, 18, 19, 23, 96, 118

prevalence by sex and race, 22

quality of health care, 96

research recommendations, 26

self-care, 101

targeted interventions, 118

Diet and nutrition, 32, 64, 121

see also Obesity

genetics and, 49

Disabilities and disabled persons, 14-15, 20-21

see also Diseases and disorders

personal resources, 73

Discrimination, see Prejudice and discrimination

Diseases and disorders, general, 7, 21-25, 32, 34

see also Behavioral risk factors;

Causes of death;

Disabilities and disabled persons;

Incidence and prevalence;

Risk factors;

specificdisease categories (e.g., Cardiovascular disease)



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