Segregation, Poverty, and Mortality in Urban African Americans

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Acculturation, 18-19, 29, Table 6-3
African American. See also Blacks
colonization in, 4, 60
culture and, 49-52
DNA in, 15
identity scales for, 107
as a race, 15-19
terminology for, 18
Aid for Dependent Children (AFDC). See Welfare.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), 21, 134. See also HIV.
Alcohol, 59, 112, 118-119
American dilemma. See Myrdal, G.
Apartheid. See also Segregation
American, v, 7, 11, 28
epidemiology of, 11, 60-67, 95, 120, 125
health and, 61
South African, 61
Asthma, 61, 112, 121, 134, 140
discrimination in, 28
mortality in, Table 5-2
public housing projects in, 134-135
segregation in, Table 2-2. See also Blacks; Metropolitan Statistical Areas; Whites
mortality in, 57-58, 89
Healthy Start in, 110
hypertension in, 138
neighborhoods in, 9, 57-58
mortality in, Table 5-12
public housing in, 121
segregation in, 27, Figure 2-1.
Birth weight, 71, 103, 104, 109, Table 5-2. See also Infant mortality
Black skin color. See Skin color, black
Blacks, U.S. See also Skin color, black; specific MSAs
asthma in, 112, 121, 134
blood pressure in, 17-18
censuses and, 57
churches of, 50, 136
coronary heart disease in, 59, 60
entrepreneurs, 49
Ethiopian, 29
hospitals for, 111
hostility in, 34, 118-119
intermarriage with whites and, 20-22, 28
kidney disease in, 58, 113
language of, 19
middle class, 8-9, 27, 42, 104
mortality in, 56-60, 61-63, 63-64, 66, Table 4-1, Figure 4-1
mortality in cities and MSAs, 57-58, 63- 64, 70-82, 83-94 Tables 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 5-9, 5-10, 5-11, 5-12, A-1, A-2, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-10, A-11, A-12, A-13, A-16, A-17 Figures 4-2, 4-3, 5-1, 5-2
occupations in, 28-29, 122
obesity in, 121
political power and, 106-107
smoking in, 122
Blood pressure, 17-18, 54, 59, 115-116, 119. See also Hypertension
cardiac symptoms and, 113
City Hospital, 17
culture of poverty and, 45
infant mortality in, 77-78, 106, 110, Table 5-5
Brazil, 21-22
California MSAs
blood pressure in, 115
coronary risk factors in, 55
hospitals in, 20
income in, Figure 6-2, Table 6-1
mortality in, 56, 72, 89-91, 98, 101
Cancer, 17, 61, 120, 134, 137
Cardiovascular disease, 59, 93, 94, 113, 137,


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