Warner, Kenneth E.
As a fundamental matter of social justice, Americans worry about health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minorities, the poor, and other minority groups. Typically concerns focus on inequalities in access to high-quality health care and on often large differences in health outcomes. Ironically, with the exception of the tobacco control community (indeed, probably only a subset of it), Americans express little concern about disparities in smoking prevalence and cessation among groups differentiated by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, mental health, or sexual orientation. Why is this ironic? Because the health consequences attributable to differences in smoking rates likely account for a significant proportion of disparities in important health outcomes, like life expectancy.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||smoking prevalence, disparities, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health disparities, disparities in life expectancy|
|Subjects:||Health > Health Equity|
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
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|Date Deposited:||05 May 2011 15:07|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2011 16:14|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2417|
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