Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723609162, 9781483165417

Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Authors: J. K. Cruickshank D. G. Beevers
eBook ISBN: 9781483165417
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th November 1989
Page Count: 344
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Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease discusses ethnicity from a medical perspective. The book is comprised of 35 chapters that are grouped into four sections. The text first covers the background issues concerning the relationship between ethnicity and health. The next part deals with topics related to epidemiology, such as the health of migrants and interethnic comparison of cardiovascular disease. Next, the book tackles the sociology of health; this part covers occupational status, housing, and racism. The last part discusses the specific medical aspects, including pregnancy, viral infections, and cardiovascular disease. The book will be of great use to medical researchers and practitioners. Professionals dealing with ethnicity, such as sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists will also benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1 Foreword 2 Preface Contributors Section I Background Issues 1 Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Disease 2 The Changing Nature of Populations: The British Example 3 General Approaches to Migrant Studies: The Relation between Disease,Social Class and Ethnic Origin 4 Genetic Versus Environmental Influences on Disease: Perspectives from Obesity in Particular Populations 5 Molecular Markers of Ethnic Groups Section II Epidemiology 6 The Health of Migrants in England and Wales: Causes of Death 7 Epidemiological and Clinical Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks and Whites in the USA 8 Blood Pressure in Urban and Rural East Africa: The Kenyan Luo Migrant Study Section III Sociology 9 Sociology of Race and Health Section IV Specific Medical Aspects 10 Pregnancy 11 Viral Infections of Pregnancy and Childhood 12 Hematological and Clinical Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease in Britain 13 Thalassemia Screening: Ethics and Practice 14 Running a Sickle Cell Center: Community Counseling 15 Sickle Cell Screening and its Value in Jamaica 16 Rheumatic Disorders and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 17 Cancer in Migrant Populations: A Study in Singapore 18 Human Retroviruses: Human T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Virus (HTLV-I) and Disease 19 HTLV-I-Associated Lymphomas/Leukemias: The Jamaican Experience 20 Tropical Myeloneuropathies: The Jamaican Experience 21 Psychiatric Practice and Ethnic Minorities 22 Ethnic Factors in Psychoses Part A A Picture from Birmingham, UK Part B A Perspective from Nottingham, UK Part C Psychiatric Hospital Admissions in North London 23 Tuberculosis 24 Sarcoidosis 25 Nutritional Patterns and Deficiencies 26 Features of Gujarati, Punjabi and Muslim Diets in the UK 27 Diets and Food Habits in the Indian Subcontinent 28 Nutrition of Asian Ch


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