Racial and ethnic health disparities: evidence of discrimination's effects across the SEP spectrum.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Ethnicity & health, Volume 15, Issue 2, p.121-43 (2010)


Social Class


<p>Perceived discrimination is a psychosocial stressor that plays a role in explaining racial/ethnic disparities in self-reported physical and mental health. The purpose of this paper is: (1) to investigate the association between perceived discrimination in receiving healthcare and racial/ethnic disparities in self-rated health status, physical, and emotional functional limitations among a diverse sample of California adults; (2) to assess whether discrimination effects vary by racial/ethnic group and gender; and (3) to evaluate how the effects of discrimination on health are manifest across the socioeconomic position (SEP) spectrum.</p>