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Social Science, Racial/Ethnic Categories - Critique of Paper.
Critique of a recent article said to address differences of bone measurement in elderly Americans who were 'white' or 'black' or Hispanic in relation to possibly higher hip fracture rates in "Hispanic" elderly males. Authors never clear on ...
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Critique of a recent article said to address differences of bone measurement in elderly Americans who were 'white' or 'black' or Hispanic in relation to possibly higher hip fracture rates in "Hispanic" elderly males. Authors never clear on backgrounds/ethnicity described, leave out other minority backgrounds; stress race/ethnicity as main origin of difference as may not be significant, at all; reference to biological features in 'black/whites' and no biological possibility or theory in socalled Hispanics.

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Ethnic & Racial Categories in Health Research. Introduction This paper discusses the publication of A.B. Araujo et al (2006) on differences in bone mineral density (BMD) as measured in 1,209 American males described as `Black' or `Hispanic' or `White. The researchers claim that Black men exhibited higher BMD than Hispanic or White men with age-related BMD decreases the greatest in Hispanic men as may help to explain variations in hip fractures according to what is referred to as `race/ethnicity'. (Araujo et al:2006:943) Actually, categories used to denote ancestry or cultural origin do not collapse categories as has been

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