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Native American-White differences in adult health [electronic resource]

The University of Texas at Austin
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  • Indians Of North America Health And Hygiene United States
  • Whites Health And Hygiene United States
  • Computer Science


Microsoft Word - diss1.doc Copyright by Shu-Chuan Wang 2003 The Dissertation Committee for Shu-Chuan Wang Certifies that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: Native American-White Differences in Adult Health Committee: Robert A. Hummer, Supervisor W. Parker Frisbie, Co-Supervisor Christopher G. Ellison Arthur Sakamoto Myron Gutmann Native American-White Differences in Adult Health by Shu-Chuan Wang, B.A., M.A., M.S. Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy The University of Texas at Austin May, 2003 To my mother, Mei-Tzu Leu And In memory of my father, Kuen-Huo Wang v Acknowledgements My gratitude goes to the following people for the completion of this dissertation: Robert Hummer, Parker Frisbie, Christopher Ellison, Arthur Sakamoto, and Myron Gutmann. I am particularly grateful for my advisors: Robert Hummer and Parker Frisbie. Their time and efforts helping me finish this work and start my academic career are greatly appreciated. I also thank Thomas Pullum, Joseph Potter, and Daniel Powers for their support and guidance throughout graduate school. I appreciate various forms of help from staff of sociology department and population research center, particularly statistical computing help from Starling Pullum and administrative help from Cecilia Dean. Fellow students in this department are wonderful and helpful. Thank you all. A special heartfelt thank goes to my parents as nothing is comparable to their unconditional love and giving. Unfortunately, my father passed away in December 2001. Words cannot express my regret receiving the degree

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