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This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, TO #78 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute on Aging and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Critical perspectives on racial and ethnic differences in health in late life / Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09211-6 (pbk.)

1. Minority older people—Health and hygiene—United States. 2. Older people—Health and hygiene—United States—Cross-cultural studies. 3. Discrimination in medical care—United States. 4. Health status indicators.

[DNLM: 1. Health Status—Aged. 2. Ethnic Groups. 3. Health Behavior—Aged. 4. Socioeconomic Factors. WB 141.4 C934 2004] I. Anderson, Norman B. II. Bulatao, Rodolfo A., 1944- III. Cohen, Barney, 1959- IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life.

RA564.8.C75 2004

362.198’97’00973—dc22

2004017317

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2004). Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life. N.B. Anderson, R.A. Bulatao, and B. Cohen, Editors. Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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