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Ethnicity, educational attainment, and physical health of older adults in the United States

Assari, Shervin;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2019
Abstract Objective Minorities’ diminished returns theory suggests that socioeconomic status (SES) resources generate fewer health benefits for racial and ethnic minority groups, compared to the majority group. The current study aimed to compare Hispanic and non‐Hispanic white older adults for the association between educational attainment and poor physical self‐rated health (SRH). Methods The first wave of the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging (UM‐NPHA) included 1820 older adults who were 50‐80 years old and were either non‐Hispanic white (n = 1618) or Hispanic white (n = 202). The main independent variable of interest was educational attainm...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Article, ethnicity, Europeans, Hispanic whites, Hispanics, population groups, race, Geriatrics, RC952-954.6, Self-rated health, Physical health, Educational attainment, Ethnic group, Psychology, Socioeconomic status, Gerontology
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NIH| Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Tobacco Use and Tobacco Control Policy in India
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 1R01CA201415-01A1
NIH| Bridging Research, Innovation, Training & Education Solutions for Minority Health
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5P60MD006923-02
NIH| Intergenerational transmission of drug use in an urban sample
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