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Black/White Racial Disparities in Health: A Cross-Country Comparison of Canada and the United States

Lebrun, L. A. and LaVeist, T. A. (2011) Black/White Racial Disparities in Health: A Cross-Country Comparison of Canada and the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171 (17). pp. 1591-1593. ISSN 0003-9926

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Research on health disparities in the United States has consistently reported poorer health outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities relative to whites, particularly among African Americans.1-2 In Canada, there are limited studies on racial/ethnic groups, presumably because of concerns about small samples, confidentiality, and an emphasis on socioeconomic inequalities.3 The body of literature regarding black Canadians, which compose 2.5% of the nation, is beginning to emerge. The existing literature indicates that the burden of disease may be greater for black Canadians compared with their white counterparts, and that black Canadians face a number of barriers to achieving good health, including poverty, difficulty accessing health care, discrimination, and poor health behaviors.4-8 We obtained nationally representative estimates of health indicators among native-born black Canadians, and compared these estimates with those of native-born white Canadians. We replicated the analyses using a US sample of African Americans . . .

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Subjects: Health > Disparities
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    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 12:18
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    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3281

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