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Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans
Book News A committee of scholars from the National Research Council provide ten research papers examining trends in mortality rates and selected causes of disability (cardiovascular disease, dementia) for older people of different racial and ethnic groups. Also examined are the determinants of these trends and differences, including differences in access to health care, experiences in early life, diet, health behaviors, genetic background, social class, wealth, and income. Lacks an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.