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A glossary of culture in epidemiology
  1. D J Hruschka1,
  2. C Hadley2
  1. 1
    Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  2. 2
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Dr D J Hruschka, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501; dhrusch{at}santafe.edu

Abstract

Culture frequently is used to explain population differences in health. This glossary defines key concepts and terms relevant to the concept of culture and describes three challenges—definitional, theoretical, and methodological—in identifying specific pathways by which culture affects health.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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