Racial/ethnic variation in functional and self-reported health.

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Source
Am J Public Health. 2005 Apr;95(4):710-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2005
Author
Zheng Wu
Christoph M Schimmele
Author Affiliation
Dept of Sociology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 3P5 Canada. zhengwu@uvic.ca
Source
Am J Public Health. 2005 Apr;95(4):710-6
Date
Apr-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Canada - epidemiology
Ethnic Groups
Female
Health status
Health Surveys
Humans
Male
Regression Analysis
Risk factors
Self Disclosure
Social Class
Abstract
We investigated whether racial/ethnic health disparities exist in Canada and whether socioeconomic or behavioral differences between racial/ ethnic minorities and nonminorities account for such disparities.
We used data from the National Population Health Survey, conducted by Statistics Canada in 1996 and 1997. We used regression models to examine differences in functional and self-reported health.
Our study found no association between socioeconomic or behavioral differences and racial/ethnic health disparities. There was no clear pattern between racial/ethnic minority status and health.
The state can play an important role in health outcomes, and public commitment to accessible health care may explain why socioeconomic status and health behaviors are weak indicators of racial/ethnic health variation in Canada.
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Comment In: Am J Public Health. 2005 Sep;95(9):1494; author reply 1494-516051924
PubMed ID
15798134 View in PubMed
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