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Gov/nchs/products/pubs. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. S. children and adolescents. Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics. pdf. , Singh, G. , et al. (2004). Cancer disparities by race/ ethnicity and socioeconomic status. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 54(2), 78–93. Watkins, K. (2005). Human development report 2005. International cooperation at a crossroads: Aid, trade and security in an unequal world. New York: United Nations Development Programme.

Vital Health Statistics, 10(232). Although African Americans are approximately 13% of the population, they currently account for the majority of new HIV infections in America. In addition, diseases such as asthma are higher among African American children and adults. As is true in the general population, most causes of death have been declining among African American elders. However, lung cancer and deaths from other lung diseases have increased among older African American men and women. There has also been an increase in mortality associated with hypertension.

Born European Americans. With greater acculturation to the United States, Latinas begin to show a more adverse pattern that includes earlier sex, more partners, less positive attitudes toward pregnancy and motherhood, and poorer birth outcomes. Acculturation is also linked with changes in health behaviors that can influence risk factors for developing diseases such as diabetes and cancer. S. population. , greater reliance on fast food) and become more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, and use drugs than their less acculturated counterparts.

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