The Pediatric Forum
October 2001

Why Ethnicity and Race Are So Important in Child Health Services Research Today

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(10):1178-1179. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.10.1175

We, the Latino Consortium of the Center for Child Health Research, wish to stress the fundamental importance of ethnicity and race in child health research, a perspective that contrasts with a recent ARCHIVES editorial.1 This editorial states that the attempt to improve child and adolescent health "is often ill served by many of the analyses of race and ethnicity in published studies," and concludes that authors will be asked to limit their use of ethnicity and race as variables to "select issues and questions" in future ARCHIVES issues.

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