(En)gendering Racial Disparities in Health Trajectories: A Life Course and Intersectional Analysis.

Title(En)gendering Racial Disparities in Health Trajectories: A Life Course and Intersectional Analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRichardson, LJ, Brown, TH
JournalSSM Popul Health
Volume2
Pagination425-435
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN Number2352-8273
Abstract

Historically, intersectionality has been an underutilized framework in sociological research on racial/ethnic and gender inequalities in health. To demonstrate its utility and importance, we conduct an intersectional analysis of the social stratification of health using the exemplar of hypertension-a health condition in which racial/ethnic and gender differences have been well-documented. Previous research has tended to examine these differences separately and ignore how the interaction of social status dimensions may influence health over time. Using seven waves of data from the Health and Retirement Study and multilevel logistic regression models, we found a multiplicative effect of race/ethnicity and gender on hypertension risk trajectories, consistent with both an intersectionality perspective and persistent inequality hypothesis. Group differences in past and contemporaneous socioeconomic and behavioral factors did not explain this effect.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28111630
DOI10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.04.011
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Alternate JournalSSM Popul Health
Citation Key8851
PubMed ID28111630
PubMed Central IDPMC5240637
Grant ListP30 AG034424 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
L60 MD005418 / MD / NIMHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD057073 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG043073 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P2C HD050924 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States