ERIC Number: ED476942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
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Dynamics of Race, Culture and Key Indicators of Health In the Nations 100 Largest Cities and Their Suburbs. The Social and Health Landscape of Urban and Suburban America Report Series.
Andrulis, Dennis P.; Duchon, Lisa M.; Reidj, Hailey M.
This report profiles the 2000 status of and changes (since 1990) in rates of health and health-related measures for racially and culturally diverse populations living in the 100 largest U.S. cities and their suburbs. Data came from the U.S. Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify patterns in race/ethnicity, foreign born status, language use, poverty, income, low birth weight, teen births, prenatal care, and tuberculosis. Results found varying degrees of progress among Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, and Asians. The most consistent and, in many cases, strongest improvements occurred among non-Hispanic Blacks in cities and suburbs. Hispanics experienced more modest, and on some indicators, negligible progress. Changes among Asian populations generally tracked with those for non-Hispanic Whites, who made modest improvements during the 1990s. Rates of increase in low birth weight for both city and suburban Whites were the largest among all four racial/ethnic groups. Despite progress among Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, significant racial and ethnic disparities with Whites persisted for most measures. The analysis confirmed that although suburban rates overall on social and health indicators tended to be better than city rates overall and within each ethnic group, on several indicators, differences were narrowing. The research methodology is appended. (Contains 43 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Birth Weight, Blacks, Early Parenthood, Ethnicity, Family Income, Health, Hispanic Americans, Language Usage, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Racial Differences, Suburbs, Urban Areas, Whites
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
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