Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Men's Health: Examining Psychosocial Mechanisms

TitleRacial/Ethnic Disparities in Men's Health: Examining Psychosocial Mechanisms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBrown, TH, Hargrove, TW, Griffith, DM
JournalFamily and community health
Volume38
Issue4
Pagination307-18
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Women and Minorities
Abstract

This study uses data from the Health and Retirement Study and an approach informed by the Biopsychosocial Model of Racism as a Stressor to examine the extent to which socioeconomic status, stressors, discrimination, and neighborhood conditions are mechanisms underlying racial/ethnic disparities in functional limitations among men. Results reveal that racial/ethnic differences in socioeconomic status, stressors, discrimination, and neighborhood conditions-individually and collectively-account for a substantial proportion of racial/ethnic disparities in functional limitations. Findings suggest that the social determinants of health for men of color need to be more seriously considered in investigations of and efforts to address health disparities.

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DOI10.1097/fch.0000000000000080
Endnote Keywords

stress/Racism/racial/Ethnic Differences/minorities/social determinants/health behavior

Endnote ID

999999

Citation Key8147