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Int Q Community Health Educ. 2006-2007;27(2):161-76. doi: 10.2190/IQ.27.2.f.

Race, health, and the African Diaspora.

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  • 1Department of Health Services, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. cspigner@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Health inequalities exist throughout the African Diaspora and are viewed in this article as largely color-coded. In developed, developing, and undeveloped nations today, "racial" stratification is consistently reflected in an inability to provide adequate health regardless of national policy or ideology. For instance, African Americans experience less than adequate health care very similar to Blacks in Britain, in spite of each nations differing health systems. Latin America's Africana Negra communities experience poorer health similar to Blacks throughout the Caribbean. The African continent itself is arguably the poorest on earth. A common history of racism correlates with health disparities across the African Diaspora.

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18364304
DOI:
10.2190/IQ.27.2.f
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