TABLE D-3Number of Articles Appearing in Medical Literature on Sociodemographic Factors and Health (Without Using Health Disparities as a Key Word)

Topic1975–19791980–19841985–19891990–19941995–19992000–2004
Socioeconomic status and health3377341189165718011898
Race and health182316678166127504172
Ethnicity and health358216759414682913
Income and health85011481946335151496491
Education and health13,33312,97117,65827,73337,82744,989
Occupation and health1162114467779891263
African American or black and health3224981105274642846290
Asian and health7617837376614822674
Hispanic or Latino and health86207448120518852994
Native American and health5103199224265
American Indian and health25648124225345
Rural and health306731863822672383409892
Sex or gender and health21992935583612,84021,11730,201

From: D, Overview of Health Disparities

Cover of Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health
Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Review and Assessment of the NIH’s Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities; Thomson GE, Mitchell F, Williams MB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
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