These statistics show that ethnic minorities have made up the majority of additional voters, presenting the importance of ethnic minorities in the US political system. In 2000 Whites had the highest registration rates with 72% of Whites registered to vote. Although Black registration rates did increase by 4 percentage points, Black registration was still lower than Whites at 68%. Hispanic registration rates were lower still at 57% and remained unchanged from the 1996 Presidential Election. API registration rates went down from 1996 to 2000 by 5%
He found figures on the higher and lower levels of achievement from different ethnic groups. The survey found that Chinese, African Asians and Indian groups were more qualified than whites, it was also found that Afro-Caribbean women were more likely to have A-levels than white women. Ethnic minorities were more likely than white pupils to continue into further education. On the other hand, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women were least well qualified. Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani and Bangladeshi men were least qualified.
It is significant to ethnicities because they tend to be working class and in lower income families. For example, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are over three times more likely than whites to be in the poorest fifth of the population. Also, unemployment is three times higher. These explain why Bangladeshi and Pakistani pupils tend to underachieve compared to white and Indian pupils as they face higher levels of poverty. This is supported by the Swann Report which suggests that social class accounts for at least 50% of achievement differences.
QUESTIONS Choose the single best answer for each question. 1. Which of the following statements regarding the epidemiology of essential (primary) hypertension in the United States is correct? A) Mexican American women have a higher prevalence of essential hypertension than do Mexican American men B) More women than men have essential hypertension C) Non-Hispanic black adults have a lower prevalence of essential hypertension than do Mexican American adults D) Non-Hispanic white men have the lowest prevalence of essential hypertension E) The overall prevalence of essential hypertension in Americans is approximately 20% 2. Which of the following statements about the causes of secondary hypertension is NOT true?
The link between socio-economic status (SES) and health begins at birth and continues through life, but the strength of the relationship varies at different life stages. Studies have revealed that, in Australia: * higher socioeconomic groups have a lower infant mortality rate * higher socioeconomic groups are better educated about their health — that is, lower education is associated with higher levels of blood pressure in both sexes, higher LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol levels in women and a higher body mass index in both sexes * The decline in heart disease death rates is greater in higher socioeconomic groups * Smoking prevalence is twice as high for low SES people than those of high SES * Low SES take part in risky alcohol taking more than high SES. * lower socioeconomic groups make less use of preventative health services such as immunisation, family planning, dental checkups and Pap smears * People living in areas of relatively low socioeconomic status (SES)
Hispanic Americans may be 2 percent more likely than whites to get diabetes and African-Americans are about 4 percent more likely. The data are less clear for smaller minority groups, but in some Native American communities the rate of diabetes may be up to four times higher than in white communities. Not only are people in these groups more likely to develop type II diabetes, but they may have worse blood sugar control and more severe diabetes complications. For example, African-Americans with diabetes are between two and four times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to experience kidney problems, blindness, or amputation. Minorities are generally between two and four times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to die from
There is also a greater rate of SIDS among Native and African Americans. SIDS affects boys more often than girls. More children die from SIDS than aids, cancer, heart disease, child abuse, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. The cause of SIDS is unknown but characteristics with the syndrome have been identified. SIDS relates to my major in many different ways.
Suicide rates are higher in the divorced and widowed than in single people, who in turn have higher suicide rates than married people. This protective effect of marriage on suicide is stronger for men than for women, although it is found for both men and women (Gove 1972). The strong association of divorce with suicide is found at the societal level as well as at the individual level. For example, nations with higher divorce rates have higher suicide rates, U.S. states with higher divorce rates have higher suicide rates and, within nations, years with higher divorce rates have higher suicide rates. This association is probably the most robust association found in suicidology.
Teen minorities are considered to be rated amongst those who are highly likely to get pregnant in Massachusetts. Amongst these minorities Hispanic teens exceed all other minority groups. This was not always the case it shows that African Americans in the early 90’s were even higher than Hispanic but their numbers have since dropped. Many teens that have got pregnant are not as likely to graduate from high school, and often drop out. They are more prone to catch sexually transmitted disease and have a high chance of not succeeding in adulthood.
Asian American Gerald Trahan ETH/125 July 21, 2011 Jere Wilson Asian American The Asian American population of 17.3 million people in the United States as of 2010, which comprised of 5.6 percent of the total population in the United States, was a higher number then I was expecting. And also 2.6 million people that are Asian American that are five and older speak Chinese at home and more so after Spanish, Chinese is the most widely spoken non-English language in the United States. Fifty percent of Asian Americans that are twenty-five years or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education, where it compares to twenty-eight percent of all Americans in that group. This number almost doubles all the other groups. Eighty-five