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  1. In search of the hypothesis.

    Article - En anglais

    EPIDEMIOLGIC STUDIES OF racial differences sorely lack sound and explicit hypotheses.

    Race is a social convention, not a biological concept.

    Its careless use in epidemiology demonstrates a failure to generate appropriate hypotheses to study its role in health.

    Studies of hypertension in blacks illustrate the point.

    Two underlying pitfalls plague hypotheses and circularity, where efforts to understand social factors have the effect of emphasizing racial differences.

    The proper prescription is to identify explicity the hypotheses of interest, including their origins and implication.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Morbidité, Race, Homme, Hypothèse

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Morbidity, Race, Human, Hypothesis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0097612

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.