Health and Medical Care of African-Americans

By William Darity Sr.; Noma L. Roberson et al. | Go to book overview

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Wornie L. Reed with William Darity Sr., and Noma L. Roberson

Prepared under the auspices of the William Monroe Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston Wornie L. Reed, General Editor

Auburn House Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction xvii
  • 1 - Health Status and Sociodemographic Context 1
  • Summary 13
  • 2 - Adverse Birth Outcomes: Infant Mortality, Low Birth Weight, and Maternal Deaths 15
  • 3 - Cancer Incidence and Mortality 31
  • Conclusion 41
  • 4 - Trends in Homicide 43
  • Summary 54
  • 5 - Lead Poisoning: The Invisible Epidemic 55
  • 6 - Current Plagues: Chemical Dependency and Aids 65
  • 7 - Sickle Cell Anemia 83
  • Summary and Conclusion 93
  • 8 - Access to Medical Care 95
  • Summary and Conclusions 118
  • 9 - Health Work Force Distribution 121
  • Summary and Conclusions 131
  • 10 - Cross-Cutting Issues in the Health of African-Americans 133
  • Bibliography 141
  • Index 155
  • About the Authors 161
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