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Understanding racial and ethnic differences in health in late life : a research agenda / Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Rodolfo A. Bulatao and Norman B. Anderson, editors.

p. ; cm.

“This volume is the Panel”s final report. The workshop papers are available in a companion volume, Critical perspectives on racial and ethnic differences in health in late life”—Pref.

Updates work from: Racial and ethnic differences in the health of older Americans. 1997.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09247-7 (pbk.)

1. Minorities—Health and hygiene—United States. 2. Ethnic groups—Health and hygiene—United States. 3. Older people—Health and hygiene—United States. 4. Health services accessibility—United States. 5. Discrimination in medical care—United States. 6. Health status indicators—United States. 7. Health and race—United States. 8. Social medicine—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Continental Population Groups—United States. 2. Geriatric Assessment—United States. 3. Ethnic Groups—United States. 4. Health Services Accessibility—Aged—United States. 5. Socioeconomic Factors—Aged—United States. WT 30 U45 2004] I. Bulatao, Rodolfo A., 1944- II. Anderson, Norman B. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life. IV. Racial and ethnic differences in the health of older Americans.

RA448.4.U52 2004

362.1’089’00973—dc22

2004016831

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2004). Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda. Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life. Roldolfo A. Bulatao and Norman B. Anderson, editors. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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