Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Diseases of Youths and Access to Health Care in the United States

@inproceedings{Price2013RacialEthnicDI,
  title={Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Diseases of Youths and Access to Health Care in the United States},
  author={James H. Price and Jagdish Khubchandani and Molly A McKinney and Robert E. Braun},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2013}
}
Racial/ethnic minorities are 1.5 to 2.0 times more likely than whites to have most of the major chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are also more common in the poor than the nonpoor and this association is frequently mediated by race/ethnicity. Specifically, children are disproportionately affected by racial/ethnic health disparities. Between 1960 and 2005 the percentage of children with a chronic disease in the United States almost quadrupled with racial/ethnic minority youth having higher… CONTINUE READING
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