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J Urban Health. 2005 Jun;82(2 Suppl 3):iii26-34.

Disentangling race and socioeconomic status: a key to understanding health inequalities.

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Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. tlaveist@jhsph.edu

Abstract

This article addresses one of the most vexing problems facing health disparities researchers, the confounding of race and socioeconomic status. This article does the following: (1) it outlines the magnitude of confounding between race and socioeconomic status; (2) it demonstrates problems caused by this confounding; (3) it examines the degree to which race disparities are a function of socioeconomic status; and (4) it discusses considerations for advancing research on health disparities after accounting for the confounding of race and socioeconomic status.

PMID:
15933328
PMCID:
PMC3455905
DOI:
10.1093/jurban/jti061
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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