ethnic group

(redirected from Ethnic background)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp),
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group; members have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences, and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease.

ethnic group

[eth′nik]
a population of individuals organized on the basis of an assumed common cultural origin.

ethnic group

Social medicine A group whose members (1) have a sense of common origins; (2) claim a common and distinctive Hx and destiny; (3) possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality; (4) have a sense of unique collective solidarity. See Cultural awareness, Race.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
A social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin, and a sense of identification with the group.

eth·nic group

(eth'nik grūp)
Social group characterized by distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, common history and origin, and sense of identification with group; may be reflected in experience of health and disease.

ethnic group,

n a population of individuals organized around an assumption of common cultural origin.
References in periodicals archive ?
We have recently updated guidance to schools on collecting and recording this information, including providing a revised ethnic background category list which better reflects the diversity of the school population in Wales.
Some Goan families, similar to traditional Catholics from all ethnic backgrounds, take pains to shield their children from the worst aspects of a society where notions of sin and morality are as easily disposed of as Madonna's latest change of persona.
The free eye health check-up scheme not only benefits those from ethnic backgrounds which lead them to be more likely to develop eye disease, but also those who are hearing-impaired; have sight in only one eye; suffer from retinitis pigmentosa or have been referred by their doctor for other reasons (diabetes etc).
It is a matter of people who worked on harmonizing the legal regulative," stated spokesman Muhamed Hoxha, without giving details about their ethnic background.
In April, May and June police officers involved in the pilot searched more white people per 1,000 white population than people from ethnic backgrounds per 1,000.
According to a survey conducted by New York-based Bernard Haldane Associates, the nation's oldest career management organization, more than one-third of job applicants have been asked an illegal interview question pertaining to race, age, marital status, religion or ethnic background.
Ni[+ or -]o, a Silver Buffalo Award recipient, Scouting's highest commendation for volunteers that is bestowed upon those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth, serves on BSA's National Executive Committee, was the Chairman of the Food/Procurement Group for the 2005 BSA National Jamboree, and is Former Chairman of the BSA Scoutreach Committee, which leads BSA's commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.
A breakdown by race and ethnic background shows that 45 percent of new AIDS cases occur in blacks, 33 percent in whites, 21 percent in Hispanics, and 1 percent in other groups.
Now, it appears that sensitivity to the opiate codeine varies with ethnic background, according to a recent study.
The people have a European ethnic background similar to that of the U.
Participating hospitals identified each sample only by the unsuspecting donor's age, sex, ethnic background, medical condition, and in-patient or outpatient status.
also has post-training diversity programs three times a year because the children and volunteers are not always of the same ethnic background.