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Race/Ethnicity.  

Tracy Frey and Roxanne K. Young

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0011.022.0023
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Race is defined as “a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits.”24 Ethnicity relates to “groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.”24 Similar to gender, race and ethnicity are cultural constructs, but they can have biological implications. Caution must be used when the race concept is described in health-related research. Some have argued that the race concept should be abandoned, based on the scientific evidence that human races do not exist per se. Others argue for retaining the term ...

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