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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural SocietiesFoundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care$
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Raj S. Bhopal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.001.0001

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Defining health and health care needs using quantitative and qualitative data

Defining health and health care needs using quantitative and qualitative data

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(p.112) Chapter 5 Defining health and health care needs using quantitative and qualitative data
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Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies
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Bhopal Raj S.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0005

This chapter summarizes the health needs assessment process, based on both quantitative information (such as the epidemiology of diseases) and qualitative information obtained from interviews and focus groups. Topics covered include challenges of understanding health needs assessments in minority ethnic groups; exemplars of health needs assessments in minority ethnic groups; and utilizing quantitative and qualitative data, and both relative and absolute risk approaches.

Keywords:   health needs, needs assessment, ethnic groups, minority groups, public health, quantitative information, qualitative information

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