Race is a Fundamental Cause of Health and Mortality

Health and mortality bear a correlation to education achievements, economic status, and health access.  The social economic status of individuals differs across racial lines. The racial differences in health outcomes may also be due to influences of different mechanisms, which may be individual or structural. Individual mechanisms include physician attitude and behaviors while structural mechanisms involve residential segregation. The health outcomes and mortality in all races is a result of deeply embedded perceptions based historical, traditions, sociocultural, and beliefs.

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