The definition of a minority group can vary, depending on specific context, but generally refers to either a sub-group that does not form either a majority or a plurality of the total population, or a group that, while not necessarily a numerical minority, is disadvantaged or otherwise has less power (whether political or economic) than a dominant group. Examples of minorities in this latter context include women in some countries and African Americans in Mississippi in the 1920s

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Canavan Disease Information Page
... Canavan disease, one of the most common cerebral degenerative diseases of infancy, is a gene-linked, neurological birth disorder in which the white matter of the brain degenerates into spongy tissue r...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Lactose Intolerance
... Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar of milk. This inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced b...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Minorities Articles

  • Canavan Disease Information Page
    ... Canavan disease, one of the most common cerebral degenerative diseases of infancy, is a gene-linked, neurological birth disorder in which the white matter of the brain degenerates into spongy tissue r...
  • Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives
    ... Diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States today. The disease is very common in many tribes, and morbidity and morta...
  • Diabetes in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
    ... Diabetes mellitus poses a rapidly growing health challenge to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. In 1997, the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) population was estimate...
  • Diabetes in Hispanic Americans
    ... Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the great...
  • Health Problems in African American Women
    ... (For detailed information on each of the health problems listed below, refer to the other NWHIC FAQs listed at the top of this FAQ):   Overweight and Obesity Being overweight or obese increases y...
  • Lactose Intolerance
    ... Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar of milk. This inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced b...

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