Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion by Miguel A Perez, Raffy R Luquis

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S. S. Census Bureau. (2001). The elderly population. html. S. Census Bureau. (2004). S. interim projections by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj. S. Census Bureau. (2006). 2005 American Community Survey. _bm=y&-geo_id=01000US&-ds_name=ACS_2005_EST_G00_&-_lang= en&-_caller=geoselect&-format=. S. Census Bureau. (2007a). The American community—American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2004. pdf. S. Census Bureau. (2007b). The American community—Asians: 2004. pdf. S. Census Bureau.

S. Census Bureau, 2007c); yet these percentages are lower than the percentages obtained by their non-Hispanic white counterparts. S. Census Bureau, 2007c), and their unemployment rate is twice that for non-Hispanic whites (OMH, 2007). Consequently, in 2005, the average African American family median income was less than the non-Hispanic white family median, and one-fourth of African American families were living at the poverty level (OMH, 2007). S. Census Bureau, 2007c). According to the Office of Minority Health (2007), in 2003 the death rate for African Americans was higher than the rate for non-Hispanic whites for heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide.

Census Bureau, 2007a). S. Census Bureau, 2007a). S. Census Bureau, 2007a). Still, the median household income of $31,600 for these two groups was $17,000 less than the median household income for non-Hispanic white households. S. Census Bureau, 2007a), and 30 percent had no health insurance coverage (OMH, 2007). Presently, there are 561 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and more than 100 state-recognized tribes (OMH, 2007). Federally recognized tribes receive health and educational assistance from the Indian Health Service (IHS), a governmental agency.

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