Handbook of Black American Health: The Mosaic of Conditions, Issues, Policies, and Prospects

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Handbook of Black American Health
THE MOSAIC OF CONDITIONS, ISSUES, POLICIES, AND PROSPECTS

Edited by

Ivor Lensworth Livingston

GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut · London

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Handbook of Black American Health: The Mosaic of Conditions, Issues, Policies, and Prospects
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Foreword xv
  • Preface xix
  • Acknowledgments xxiii
  • Abbreviations xxv
  • Introduction xxxi
  • I Cardiovascular and Related Chronic Conditions 1
  • 1: The Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases: An American Overview 3
  • Conclusions 19
  • Note 19
  • References 20
  • 2: Coronary Artery Disease in Blacks 24
  • Summary 30
  • References 30
  • 3: Cerebrovascular Disease in Blacks 33
  • Summary 43
  • References 43
  • 4 - Hypertension: A Community Perspective 46
  • Conclusion 55
  • Note 56
  • References 56
  • 5: End-Stage Renal Disease 59
  • References 72
  • II General Chronic Conditions 75
  • 6: Cancer and Black Americans 77
  • Conclusion 90
  • References 91
  • 7: Diabetes Mellitus in the African-American Population 94
  • Introduction 94
  • Note 105
  • References 105
  • 8: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Blacks 110
  • Conclusion 119
  • References 120
  • 9: Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Model 123
  • Summary 135
  • Notes 135
  • References 135
  • 10: Ophthalmology in Blacks: A Survey of Major Entities 140
  • Summary 151
  • References 151
  • III Mental and Behavior-Related Conditions 155
  • 11: AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 157
  • References 166
  • 12: Homicide, Suicide, and Assaultive Violence: The Impact of Intentional Injury on the Health of African Americans 169
  • Conclusions 186
  • Notes 187
  • References 187
  • 13: Unintentional Injuries: The Problems and Some Preventive Strategies 190
  • Conclusions 200
  • References 201
  • 14: Chemical Use and Dependency among African Americans 205
  • References 213
  • 15: Infant Mortality and Related Issues 216
  • Conclusion 230
  • References 232
  • 16: Social Status, Stress, and Health: Black Americans at Risk 236
  • Conclusion 248
  • References 249
  • 17: The Mental Health of African Americans: Findings, Questions, and Directions 253
  • Conclusion: The Need to Understand the Social Context 264
  • Note 265
  • References 265
  • 18: Nutrition Concerns of Black Americans 269
  • References 279
  • IV Sociopolitical Conditions and Related Issues 283
  • 19: The Epidemiology of Homelessness in Black America 285
  • References 298
  • 20: The Physical, Psychological, and Social Health of Black Older Americans 300
  • Conclusions 309
  • Notes 312
  • References 313
  • 21: Urban Infrastructure: Social, Environmental, and Health Risks to African Americans 315
  • Notes 328
  • References 328
  • 22: Black Children: Growth, Development, and Health 331
  • Summary 339
  • References 341
  • 23: Black Health Care Providers and Related Professionals: Issues of Underrepresentation and Change 344
  • Conclusion 357
  • References 357
  • V Legal and Social Policy Issues 361
  • 24: Politics and Health: The Coming Agenda for a Multiracial and Multicultural Society 363
  • Summary 376
  • References 376
  • 25: Barriers to Health Services Utilization and African Americans 378
  • Conclusion 384
  • References 385
  • 26: Improving the Health Status of African Americans: Empowerment as Health Education Intervention 387
  • Conclusion and Recommendations 395
  • Note 396
  • References 396
  • 27: Improving the Health of the Black Community: Outlook for the Future 399
  • Conclusion 412
  • References 414
  • Index 419
  • About the Editor and Contributors 447
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