Four-year review of the use of race and ethnicity in epidemiologic and public health research.

@article{Comstock2004FouryearRO,
  title={Four-year review of the use of race and ethnicity in epidemiologic and public health research.},
  author={R. Lawrence Comstock and Edward M. Castillo and Suzanne Lindsay},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={
          611-9
        }
}
To determine how current researchers address the use of race and ethnicity as variables in epidemiologic and public health studies, the authors conducted a comprehensive review of 1,198 articles published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and the American Journal of Public Health from 1996 to 1999. Seventy-seven percent (n = 919) of the articles referred to race or ethnicity. The number of variable categories ranged from 0 to 24, with an average of 3.14 per article. An enormous diversity… CONTINUE READING

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