This module presents an overview of the available information on the risk of health conditions and death among elders from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Most of the data are based on comparisons with the majority white older American or with averages for all older Americans. The range of ethnic differences in social support networks is also included.
Information in the content section is based on evidence from research, and citations to the published studies are included.
Course Director and Editor in Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum and Training
VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Gwen Yeo, PhD, AGSF
Stanford Geriatric Education Center
This edition of the module is based on a version developed by Gwen Yeo, PhD, and Veronica Scott, MD in 2002.
Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.
When using this resource please cite us as follows:
Yeo, G, PhD: Ethnogeriatrics Overview, Patterns of Health Risk. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.