Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 3, P817-823 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0179 View full text
Patricia Rodney, Esker Copeland

Abstract: This paper examines the importance of collecting and reporting data on race and ethnicity in public health and biomedical research in Canada. Literature and available statistics related to social determinants of health were reviewed and analyzed to illustrate that minority populations in Canada, especially Blacks, are likely to experience poorer health outcomes. Statistics Canada in its commitment to multiculturalism uses broad categories such as visible minorities and racialised groups as surrogates for race …

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