We also found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in the homeownership rate among millennials. Between and , white young adults ages 18 to 34 had the highest homeownership rate of any racial or ethnic group, at 42 percent, while only 18 percent of black young adults were homeowners. Our new study quantifies how parental wealth and homeownership contributes to this 24 percentage-point gap. This reflects the fact that parents who are owners can communicate the advantages of homeownership and often help their adult children navigate house purchase and financing. Research shows that adult children of wealthier families get financial support with their down payments from their family.
The prevalence of major depression in black and white adults in five United States communities.
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Results from proportional hazards regression models indicated that racial differences in potentially modifiable risk factors, particularly adiposity, accounted for One possible explanation for this excess risk is racial differences in the prevalence of established risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as adiposity, physical inactivity, low socioeconomic status, and family history of diabetes. Unfortunately, previous investigations in this area have been limited by cross-sectional study designs, 8 - 10 samples atypical of the general population, 11 , 12 and lack of data on diabetes-related health behaviors and traits, such as fasting blood glucose levels. We conducted a prospective study of a community-based, biracial cohort of middle-aged adults with the following objectives: to compare the risk of incident diabetes in African Americans vs whites, to determine the extent to which excess diabetes risk in African Americans was explained by racial differences in established diabetes risk factors, and to compare diabetes-related traits eg, blood pressure and plasma lipid concentrations in African Americans and whites 3 to 9 years before the onset of diabetes. We hypothesized that an adverse profile of potentially modifiable risk factors in African Americans would lead to a substantial racial disparity in incident diabetes risk.
Results indicate high proportions of adults who work or volunteer with children endorsed negative stereotypes towards Blacks and other ethnic minorities. Respondents were most likely to endorse negative stereotypes towards Blacks, and least likely towards Asians relative to Whites. Moreover, endorsement of negative stereotypes by race was moderated by target age. Stereotypes were often lower towards young children but higher towards teens. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
There have been inconsistent findings on race differences in the rates and nature of depression, which are probably due to methodological differences between studies. Data are presented on the prevalence of major depression in white and black adults from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, which examined a large community sample of five United States sites using diagnostic criteria based on the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Third Edition. In the five sites, age-adjusted analyses by site and sex did not show any consistent black excess in lifetime prevalence or six-month prevalence; white men as compared with black men in particular tended to have slightly higher prevalence of major depression.