Chapter 10

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Chapter 10
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Community Health and Minorities
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  1. majority
    those with characteristics that are found in more than 50% of a population
  2. minority groups
    subgroups of the population that consist of fewer than 50% of the population
  3. minority health
    refers to the morbidity and mortality of American Indians/Alaska Natives, Americans of Hispanic origin, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and black Americans in the United States
  4. acculturated
    cultural modification of an individual or group by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture
  5. refugee
    a person flees one area or country to seek shelter or protection from danger in another
  6. immigrant
    individuals who migrate from one country to another for the purpose of seeking permanent residence
  7. alien
    a person born in and owing allegiance to a country other than the one in which he/she lives
  8. illegal alien
    an individual who entered this country without permission
  9. socioeconomic status
    relating to a combination of social and economic factors
  10. cultural and linguistic competence
    a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals, that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations