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February 2001

Use of the Terms Race and Ethnicity

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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(2):119. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.2.119

AS A LONG-TERM editorial board member and as the new editor, we are concerned about the use of race and ethnicity as variables in research published in the ARCHIVES. People of color and individuals from different sociocultural groups face many health issues that are important topics in the pages of this journal. However, the attempt to better understand these issues and improve the health of children and adolescents is often ill served by many of the analyses of race and ethnicity in published studies.