ERIC Number: ED441899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Women of Color Health Data Book: Adolescents to Seniors.
Leigh, Wilhelmina A.; Lindquist, Malinda A.
This publication recognizes the importance of women's health, and more specifically, the role of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic background, geographic location, and other social and economic factors in contributing to health status. After a section that highlights important issues, section 1, "Factors Affecting the Health of Women of Color," discusses "Ethnic and Racial Heritage,""Native Americans,""Hispanics,""Black Americans,""Asian Americans,""Adolescent Females of Color," and "Elderly Women of Color." Section 2, "Health Assessment of Women of Color," focuses on "Life Expectancy,""Self-Reported Health Ratings,""Major Causes of Death,""Other Causes of Death,""Behavior and Lifestyles,""Preventive Health Care Services,""Access to Health Insurance and Services," and "Morbidity and Mortality." Section 3, "Issues Related to Improving the Health of Women of Color," looks at "Data Collection Problems,""Research and Treatment Needs,""Facilities to Serve People of Color," and "The Need for Minority Physicians and Providers." (Each section contains references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Adolescents, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Data Collection, Ethnicity, Females, Health Behavior, Health Insurance, Health Promotion, Hispanic Americans, Life Style, Mortality Rate, Older Adults, Physicians, Prevention, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.