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Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic characteristics, coethnic social ties, and health: evidence from the national Jewish population survey.

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Pearson, JA; Geronimus, AT
Published in: American journal of public health
July 2011

We explored whether a White ethnic group with a history of structural disadvantage, Jewish Americans, shows evidence of continuing health impact independent of socioeconomic position (SEP), whether coethnic social ties appear health protective, and whether the strength of any protection varies by SEP.In a series of ordered logistic regressions, we analyzed data from the National Jewish Population Survey, 2000-2001, regressing self-rated health on race/ethnicity, education, and income for US Blacks, Jews, and other Whites and, for Jews alone, indicators of coethnic social ties.controlling for SEP indicators, the self-rated health of Jews converged with that of Blacks and was significantly worse than that of other Whites. Access to coethnic social ties was associated with better self-rated health among Jews, with the strongest estimated association among those of lower SEP.The finding that a White ethnic group with a favorable socioeconomic profile reported significantly worse health than did other Whites, after controlling for SEP, calls for better understanding of the complex interplay of cultural, psychosocial, and socioeconomic resources in shaping population health.

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American journal of public health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

ISSN

0090-0036

Publication Date

July 2011

Volume

101

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1314 / 1321

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Support
  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Odds Ratio
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Logistic Models
 

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Pearson, J. A., & Geronimus, A. T. (2011). Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic characteristics, coethnic social ties, and health: evidence from the national Jewish population survey. American Journal of Public Health, 101(7), 1314–1321. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2009.190462
Pearson, Jay A., and Arline T. Geronimus. “Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic characteristics, coethnic social ties, and health: evidence from the national Jewish population survey.American Journal of Public Health 101, no. 7 (July 2011): 1314–21. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2009.190462.
Pearson, Jay A., and Arline T. Geronimus. “Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic characteristics, coethnic social ties, and health: evidence from the national Jewish population survey.American Journal of Public Health, vol. 101, no. 7, July 2011, pp. 1314–21. Epmc, doi:10.2105/ajph.2009.190462.
Pearson JA, Geronimus AT. Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic characteristics, coethnic social ties, and health: evidence from the national Jewish population survey. American journal of public health. 2011 Jul;101(7):1314–1321.

Published In

American journal of public health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

ISSN

0090-0036

Publication Date

July 2011

Volume

101

Issue

7

Start / End Page

1314 / 1321

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Support
  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Odds Ratio
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Logistic Models