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Awareness Of Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Modestly Over A Decade

From 1999 to 2010, the awareness of the racial and ethnic disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos has increased with only four percent, from 55% to 59 % . The authors found that awareness about health disparities remains limited in the general population and is even more limited among racial and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities

Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities

OBJECTIVES: This study investigates first- and fourth-year medical students’ perceptions about health care disparities and compares their perceptions with those of physicians and the public. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of a national survey of medical students that included questions addressing unfair treatment of patients in the health care system based on insurance status, money, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Dispelling the disability stereotype: embracing a universalistic perspective of disablement.[erratum appears in Can J Occup Ther. 2005 Apr;72(2):127]

Dispelling the disability stereotype: embracing a universalistic perspective of disablement.[erratum appears in Can J Occup Ther. 2005 Apr;72(2):127]

BACKGROUND: The notion of universalism was introduced to me during my first year of PhD studies in Rehabilitation Science. During a class discussion, we debated the merits of two theoretical perspectives that offered contradicting views as to the most effective means to facilitating a shift in societal perceptions of disability. As exemplified by the World […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Public preferences for anterior tooth variations: a web-based study

Public preferences for anterior tooth variations: a web-based study

PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to determine the public’s preferences for five esthetic variations, with the goal of linking preferences to demographic data such as age, gender, country of residence, and race. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using photo-editing software, five pairs of images with anterior tooth variations were put on a Web page with forms to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Obstacles to extending fluoridation in the United States

Obstacles to extending fluoridation in the United States

The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (1) to describe the current extent of water fluoridation in the United States; (2) to address the major obstacles to attaining 75 per cent fluoridation by the year 2000. While 62.1 per cent of the US population has access to fluoridated public water systems, more than 32 million […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Public perceptions about prematurity: a national survey.[see comment]

Public perceptions about prematurity: a national survey.[see comment]

BACKGROUND: More than 460,000 preterm babies are born annually in the United States, with rates varying depending on the mother’s race/ethnicity. Preliminary evidence suggests that the general public may have a lack of knowledge and misconceptions about preterm birth. METHODS: A national telephone survey of U.S. adults, over-sampling for black and Hispanic women, was conducted […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Intergroup attitudes and attitudes towards devolution: field and laboratory experiments

Intergroup attitudes and attitudes towards devolution: field and laboratory experiments

A field experiment provided the first test of the hypothesis that intergroup attitudes within a nation predict the group members’ attitudes toward the break-up of the nation. Prior to a referendum on the devolution of power from Britain to Wales, Welsh (minority) and English (majority) participants indicated their attitudes towards each other and towards devolution. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race, ethnicity, and the health care system: public perceptions and experiences

Race, ethnicity, and the health care system: public perceptions and experiences

To assess the public’s perceptions and attitudes about racial and ethnic differences in health care, the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,884 whites, African Americans, and Latinos in 1999. The survey found that the majority of Americans are uninformed about health care disparities–many were unaware that blacks fare worse than whites […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Advantageous and disadvantageous impacts of tourism development on the living of Li ethnic minority villagers in Hainan Island, China

Advantageous and disadvantageous impacts of tourism development on the living of Li ethnic minority villagers in Hainan Island, China

Around the Mt. Wuzhishan in Hainan Island, China, tourism development has been rapidly progressed by the government and private companies since the 1980s, especially since the late 1990s, and consequently the living conditions of the Li ethnic minority people in Shuiman village, located in its center, have been drastically changing. As expected by the government, […]

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