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Title Health and ethnicity / edited by Helen Macbeth and Prakash Shetty
Published London : Taylor & Francis, 2001


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 W'PONDS  613.089 Mac/Hae  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Series Society for the Study of Human Biology symposium series ; 41
Society for the Study of Human Biology symposium series ; 41
Contents Introduction / Helen Macbeth and Prakash Shetty -- Defining the ethnic group : important and impossible / Helen Macbeth -- Ethnicity and race as epidemiological variables : centrality of purpose and context / Raj Bhopal -- The contribution of socio-economic position to health differentials between ethnic groups : evidence from the United States and Britain / James Y. Nazroo and George Davey Smith -- Health : an elusive concept / Gilbert Lewis -- Human inbreeding : a familiar story full of surprises /Alan H. Bittles ... [et al.] -- The inherited disorders of haemoglobin / David J. Weatherall --Genetic variation and ethnic variability in disease risk / Ryk Ward -- Approaches to investigating the genetic basis of ethnic differences to disease risk / Paul McKeigue -- Diabetes, ancestral diets and dairy foods : an evolutionary perspective on population differences in susceptibility to diabetes / Anthony J. McMichael -- Variations in health and disease : race, ethnicity or 'nutrition transition' / Prakash Shetty -- Ethnic variations and cardiovascular disease / Sonia Anand and Salim Yusuf -- Ethnicity and the risk of cancer /D. Max Parkin -- 'Culture' in the field of race and mental health / Roland Littlewood -- Sexual health and ethnicity / K.A. Fenton and Kaye Wellings -- Challenges and policy implications of ethnic diversity and health / R. Balarajan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ethnic groups -- Health and hygiene.
Health -- Cross-cultural studies.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene.
Minorities -- Medical care.
Social medicine.
Ethnic Groups.
Health Status.
Genetic Diseases, Inborn -- ethnology.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease -- ethnology.
Life Style -- ethnology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Author Macbeth, Helen
Shetty, P. S
LC no. 00046676
ISBN 0415241669