Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P532-558 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0105 View full text
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Arline T. Geronimus, Cynthia G. Colen, Tara Shochet, Lori Barer Ingber, Sherman A. James

Abstract: Black youth residing in high-poverty areas have dramatically lower probabilities of surviving to age 65 if they are urban than if they are rural. Chronic disease deaths contribute heavily. We begin to probe the reasons using the Harlem Household Survey (HHS) and the Pitt County, North Carolina Study of African American Health (PCS). We compare HHS and PCS respondents on chronic disease rates, health behaviors, social support, employment, indicators of health care access, and health insurance. Chronic disease p…

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