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Thursday, January 11
Thu, Jan 11, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Crystal Ballroom A
Rural Health

Out of sight, out of mind: Unaddressed disparities among rural minority populations (304312)

*Janice C Probst, University of South Carolina 

Rural minority populations experience additive disparities: rural residence and implicit or explicit bias. Analyses that consider race/ethnicity and residence as distinct characteristics implicitly assume that the culture, built environment, and resources of a specific population, such as African American individuals, are identical across settings as diverse as Washington, DC and Washington, GA. The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center has documented significant race/residence interactions across multiple health outcomes, including mortality. Barriers to the use of place-specific information in many Federal data sets often make detailed examination of rurality minority disadvantages difficult to document.