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



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 Children: Fetus and Newborn

29 Nutrition of Asian Children: Infants and Toddlers

30 Food Type Preferences and Trends among Afro-Caribbeans in Britain

31 Cardiovascular Disease in Black and Indian Origin Populations outside the USA


Part A Ischaemic Heart Disease in People of Indian Subcontinent Origin

Part B Continuing Rarity of Ischaemic Heart Disease in Afro-Caribbeans in the West Indies and the UK, and in West Africa

Part C An Outline of Cerebrovascular and Renal Disease

Part D The Natural History of Blood Pressure in Black Populations in the West Indies, West Africa and The UK: A Comparison with the USA

32 Ethnicity, Lipoproteins and Haemostatic Factors

33 Diabetes: Contrasts between Peoples of Black (West African), Indian and White European Origin

34 Management of Hypertension in the Caribbean: The Jamaican Perspective

35 Diabetes Mellitus and its Management in the Caribbean



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J. K. Cruickshank

D. G. Beevers

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