Table of contents for Understanding racial and ethnic differences in health in late life : a research agenda / Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Rodolfo A. Bulatao and Norman B. Anderson, editors.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1	THE NATURE OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES
	Racial and Ethnic Groups
		Definitions
		Disparate Treatment
		How Group Membership May Affect Health
	Differences in Mortality and Health in Late Life
		Mortality
		Causes of Death
		Health and Disability
		Diseases and Conditions
		Needed Research
		Why Health Differences Matter
2	PERSPECTIVES ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES 
		Major Factors
		Nature of the Evidence
	Selection Processes
		Selection Through Accession to Social Groups
		Selection Through Survival
		Reciprocal Causation
		Implications
	Needed Research
3	GENETIC INFLUENCES
		Race in Genetic Perspective
			The Nature of Genetic Influence
			Gene Interactions
			Some Racial and Ethnic Differences
		Needed Research
4	SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS
		The Health Gradient and Reciprocal Causation
		Status, Race, and Ethnicity
		Mechanisms
		Needed Research
5	BEHAVIOR RISK FACTORS
		Behavioral Variation
		Reasons for Variation
		Effects of Variation and Trends
		Other Behaviors
		Needed Research
6	SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RESOURCES
		Social Resources
		Personal Resources
		Racial and Ethnic Variation
		Needed Research
7	PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION
		Correlational Studies
		Experimental and Physiological Studies
		Needed Research
8	STRESS AS A CENTRAL FACTOR
		Stress and Health
		Race, Ethnicity, and Stress
		Needed Research
9	BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL INTERACTIONS
		Physiological Reactivity
		Allostatic Load
		Psychoneuroimmunology
		The Metabolic Syndrome and Psychosocial Factors
		Neurovisceral Integration
		Needed Research
10	HEALTH CARE
		Insurance Coverage
		Quality of Care
		Geographic and Institutional Variation
		Stereotyping by Providers
		Patient Behavior
		Needed Research
11	THE LIFE COURSE
		Early Health Disadvantage
		Pathways to Disadvantage
		Needed Research
12	INTERVENTIONS
		Changing Individual Behavior
			Health Promotion at Older Ages
			Possible Effects on Differentials
		Needed Research
		Social Policy
			Effectiveness of Interventions
			Targeted Interventions
			Indirect Effects of Policy
		Needed Research
REFERENCES
APPENDIX
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
INDEX

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Ethnic groups -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Health services accessibility -- United States.
Discrimination in medical care -- United States.
Health status indicators -- United States.
Health and race -- United States.
Social medicine -- United States.
Continental Population Groups -- United States.
Geriatric Assessment -- United States.
Ethnic Groups -- United States.
Health Services Accessibility -- Aged -- United States.
Socioeconomic Factors -- Aged -- United States.