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Person and Place: The Compounding Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Rurality on Health

Probst, Janice C. and Moore, Charity G. and Glover, Saundra H. and Samuels, Michael E (2004) Person and Place: The Compounding Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Rurality on Health. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (10). pp. 1695-1703. ISSN 0090-0036

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Rural racial/ethnic minorities constitute a forgotten population. The limited research addressing rural Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/ Alaska Native populations suggests that disparities in health and in health care access found among rural racial/ ethnic minority populations are generally more severe than those among urban racial/ethnic minorities. We suggest that disparities must be understood as both collective and contextual phenomena. Rural racial/ ethnic minority disparities in part stem from the aggregation of disadvantaged individuals in rural areas. Disparities also emerge from a context of limited educational and economic opportunity. Linking public health planning to the education and economic development sectors will reduce racial/ ethnic minority disparities while increasing overall wellbeing in rural communities.

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Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: race, ethnicity, rural, health
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 09:20
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/966

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