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Aging & Gerontology

September 1997 | 479 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethnic minorities represent a growing percentage of the elderly population in the United States. Yet, the impact of aging on minority groups and subgroups has only been partially studied. Minorities, Aging and Health fills the gap and opens the debate on how to provide for the specific needs of an increasingly elderly population.

Specific issues covered in this volume include: mortality and life expectancy; the incidence of chronic disease and disabilities; diet and nutrition; mental health; access to health services and long-term care; and public health-care policy.

Kyriakos S Markides and Manuel R Miranda
Introduction
Minorities, Aging and Health  
 
MORTALITY AND LIFE EXPECTANCY
 
`Non-White' and White Age Trajectories of Mortality
Evidence from Extinct Cohort Analyses, 1950 to 1992  
 
Adult Mortality among American Indians
Concerns about the Reliability of a Crucial Indicator of Health Status  
 
CHRONIC DISEASES AND DISABILITIES
 
Race, Age, Chronic Disease and Disability
 
Aging, Chronic Disease and Physical Disability in Hispanic Elderly
 
Aging, Chronic Conditions and Physical Disbilities in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
 
Aging and Chronic Disease in American Indian Populations
 
DIET AND NUTRITION
 
Aging, Diet and Nutrition in African Americans
 
Nutrition among Hispanic Elders in the United States
 
MENTAL HEALTH
 
Hispanic Aging, Social Support and Mental Health
Does Acculturation Make a Difference?  
 
Asian American Elderly Mental Health
 
HEALTH SERVICES AND LONG-TERM CARE
 
Health Care Use and Long-term Care among African-Americans
Access and Quality Issues  
 
Health Service Use and Long-term Care among Hispanics
 
Long-term Care among American Indians
A Broad Lens Perspective on Service Preference and Use  
 
HEALTH POLICY
 
Caught in Hostile Cross-Fire
Public Policy and Minority Elderly in the United States  

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Kyriakos S. Markides

Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D., is Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  He is the author or co-author of 210 publications, most of which are in the field of health and aging.  The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has recently listed Dr. Markides among the most highly cited scientists in the world.  He has extensive editorial experience including being the founding and current Editor of the Journal of Aging and Health (SAGE).  Dr. Markides has also edited a number of related books, including Minorities, Aging, and Health (SAGE). More About Author

Manuel Miranda

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