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Author Young, T. Kue.

Title The health of Native Americans : toward a biocultural epidemiology / T. Kue Young.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  614.4208997 YOUN    AVAILABLE
 UniM BioMed ST  614.4208997 YOUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-265) and indexes.
Contents 1. An Introduction to Native Americans. Organization and Plan. A Note on Nomenclature. Origins and Genetic Diversity. Ecological Habitats and Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Development. Present Geographical Distribution. Social and Economic Conditions. Race and Ethnicity -- 2. An Overview of Population and Health. Historical Perspective. Sources of Data. Demographic Features. Patterns of Mortality. Morbidity and Disability. Behavioral Health Risks. Nutrition and Diet. Epidemiologic Transition -- 3. Decline and Persistence of Infectious Diseases. Tuberculosis. Infections of the Nervous System. Infections of the Intestinal Tract. Pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Infections. Viral Hepatitis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Streptococcal Infections and Their Sequelae. Protozoan and Helminthic Parasites -- 4. Emergence of Chronic Diseases (I). Cancer. Ischemic Heart Disease. Stroke. Hypertension. Dyslipidemia. Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases.
5. Emergence of Chronic Diseases (II). Obesity. Diabetes. Gallbladder Disease. Insulin Resistance: A Common Metabolic Defect? Chronic Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective -- 6. Injuries and the Social Pathologies. Unintentional Injuries. Suicide, Homicide, and Violence. Alcohol and Substance Abuse. A Role for Genes? Traditional Culture vs Social Change -- 7. Toward a Biocultural Epidemiology. Contributions of Native American Populations to Epidemiology. Integrating Anthropology and Epidemiology. Issues in Native American Health Research.
Subject Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- Statistics.
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0195073398 (alk. paper)