The Health of Native Americans: Toward a Biocultural Epidemiology by T. Kue Young

The Health of Native Americans: Toward a Biocultural Epidemiology

byT. Kue Young

Hardcover | February 1, 1994

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the health of Native Americans in Canada and the United States. Historical trends in population and health status from pre-European contact to the present are examined in three groups of diseases: infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and injuries.The author discusses the etiology and pathogenesis of different diseases in each group, and weighs genetic and environmental risk factors. He also compares the incidence of disease among Native Americans and non-Native Americans, examines variations among Native Americans belonging to differentgeographical, cultural and linguistic groups, and reviews control and prevention strategies. On a broader level, the author's purpose is to integrate the approaches of anthropology and epidemiology in order to show the interaction of biology and culture on disease causation, distribution, andcontrol. Attention to both perspectives offers a promising approach to understanding and improving the health status of Native Americans.

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T. Kue Young is at University of Manitoba.
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Title:The Health of Native Americans: Toward a Biocultural EpidemiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195073398

ISBN - 13:9780195073393

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Native Americans2. An Overview of Population and Health3. Decline and Persistence of Infectious Diseases4. Emergence of Chronic Diseases (I)5. Emergence of Chronic Diseases (II)6. Injuries and Social Pathologies7. Towards a Biocultural Epidemiology

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"... filling a need for up-to-date comprehensive information in this important socio-medical field. This books is a masterpiece that contains an immense amount of information. It is superbly organized, presenting after the discussion of the extent of the problems, ideas and etiology forprevention and control strategies in the crowning chapter on biocultural epidemiology." Otto Schaefer, M.D.- Annals RCPSC (vol. 28, no.6, Sept. 1995)