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Racial and ethnic differences in the health of older Americans / Linda G. Martin and Beth J. Soldo, editors; Committee on Population, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Revised versions of some of the papers originally presented at a workshop held Dec. 1994 in Washington.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-05489-3 (pbk.)

1. Minority aged—Health and hygiene—United States. 2. Minority aged—Diseases—United States. I. Martin, Linda G. II. Soldo, Beth J. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Population.

RA408.M54R33 1997

613'.0438'08900973—dc21 97-33731

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