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Table Of Contents

1 Introduction to the Social Roots of Health Disparities
2 What Is "Health"? How Should We Define It? How Should We Measure It?
3 The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health, or, "They Call It 'Poor Health' for a Reason"
4 Understanding How Low Social Status Leads to Poor Health
5 Race, Ethnicity, and Health
6 Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Which Is More Important in Affecting Health Status?
7 Children's Health Disparities
8 All Things Being Equal, Does Race/Ethnicity Affect How Physicians Treat Patients?
9 Why Does Race/Ethnicity Affect the Way Physicians Treat Patients?
10 When, if Ever, Is It Appropriate to Use a Patient's Race/Ethnicity to Help Guide Medical Decisions?
11 What Should We Do to Reduce Health Disparities?