DEMOGRAPHIC, SOCIOECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEALTH IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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Abstract

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting disease that impacts individuals worldwide. Despite the diversity of those with CF, there is inequity in health and life expectancy based on demographic, healthcare, and environmental factors. People with CF from racial and ethnic minority groups, who are female, and who are from sexual gender minority groups are at high risk for adverse CF outcomes. Independent of these demographic factors, there are marked health disparities in people with lower socioeconomic status. People from minoritized and marginalized communities, and from lower socioeconomic status, are more likely to be exposed to environmental pollutants that worsen CF lung disease. In this chapter, we describe the health inequities in CF and examine how socioeconomic and environmental conditions, sex hormones, and health effects of interpersonal and structural racial discrimination may contribute to these inequities. We highlight the research gaps in the intersectional factors leading to health inequities, and interventions designed to improve health and healthcare delivery in marginalized populations with CF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHodson and Geddes’ Cystic Fibrosis, Fifth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages135-144
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000988536
ISBN (Print)9781032202204
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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