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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.
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However, olfactory ethnic classification did not only take place during Dayak-Madurese conflicts but also is an important element of Kanayatn understandings of ethnic difference in everyday life.
This paper returned to some of Jan's earlier preoccupations with the changing use of terms and concepts, something he had explored in his earlier work on ethnic classification (1970c; and see 1986a).
In the Adarand case, the Supreme Court ruled "a racial or ethnic classification must serve a compelling interest and must be narrowly tailored to serve that interest.
Issues of ancestry come to the fore when ethnic classifications determine resource allocations, and there is an ongoing debate about how important descent is in health research.
Wiren (1980) Ethnic classification in New Zealand health statistics, Fifth Year Medical Students Community Health Project, Department of Community Health, Wellington School of Medicine:.
This brings currently inconsistent state agency data collection practices closer in line with the racial and ethnic classifications used by the U.
The discussion starts with nationality-based restrictions, moves to religious distinctions, and concludes with racial and ethnic classifications.
The reporting is used to ensure that all groups within a district are making academic gains, and the law does not require that schools make student assignment decisions based on racial or ethnic classifications.
How these aboriginal groups have since been reclassified underlines the political nature of ethnic classifications.
For the outpatient services, we did not find statistically significant differences in the proportions of rejected specimens among the 3 ethnic classifications (P = .

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