health disparity


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health disparity

A difference in health status between two or more groups of people that results from differences in their socioeconomic status.
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The book seems most appropriate for higher level students of medicine, public health, and health policy, especially those engaging in health disparity research.
Over the two and a half decades of the study, men became increasingly less likely to be employed and reach middle or upper-income levels--both of which are associated with less health disparity.
Failure to bridge the disconnect results in an unequal burden of cancer in our communities, causing a cancer health disparity.
Health disparity is heightened by inequities in health care access and delivery.
The top health disparity for Asians was new cases of tuberculosis, for American Indians and Alaska Natives it was fetal alcohol syndrome and for whites it was smoking among pregnant women.
Different public and private agencies have various definitions of a health disparity for their own programrelated purposes, but these definitions tend to have several things in common.
Together, they bring the vast expertise needed -- great science, cultural sensitivity, community trust and credibility to the arduous task of relief and reconstruction in health disparity communities devastated by Katrina.
Now he's hoping to make nice by committing to addressing the health disparity concerns of gay people.
This Summit brings together nearly 4000 of the nation's leading health disparity experts across multi-disciplines.
Those applications seeking funding for clinical research grants may propose projects in any CAM domain in order to provide preliminary data that can be used as a foundation for larger clinical studies and illuminate a possible role for traditional indigenous or CAM practices in reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (including stroke), HIV/AIDS, or other minority health or health disparity condition.
The conference gave legislative colleagues an opportunity to share progress and insights from the past year and renew their commitment to easing the burden of health disparity in the African-American and Hispanic communities.

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