Demographics and immigration of foreign health professionals tell us"ÃÂ¦ Demography being the science of population is concerned with everything that influences or can influenced by population size, distribution, process and structure or characteristics.
With the release of the new census data a number of projection are now reality. In Shifting landscape, written by Susan Mitchell, she goes into detail concerning the nursing profession and minority treatment in California. In her article she discusses the shift that is continuing to occur in California in terms of racial breakdowns. This shift can be found in other states as well. The minority break down may not be as prevalent as the breakdown in California but it exists none the less.
As you can see from the graph by 2020 39% of the population of California will be of Hispanic Origin, 15% will be of Asian/Other descendent, 6% Black and 40% White.
October 9, 2000 Graph: Marcela Navarrete-Jibaja By 2020, California's Hispanic population will nearly equal its White population.
With this in mind the types of treatment as well as the types of disease will require an adjustment on medical treatment. For example, Pacific Rim populations have more new cases of hepatitis and tuberculosis, and Vietnamese women experience higher rates of cervical cancer, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010 report. Indians and Filipinos have high rates of cardiovascular disease.1 In addition Hispanics suffer some diseases more profoundly than other populations, perhaps because they are less medically savvy. Hispanics who have conservative gender roles are less likely to use condoms; Hispanics account for one-third of new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in 1998"ÃÂup from one-tenth in 1985.2 In addition to the change of the racial make-up of the United States you have the aging population. At present the elderly represent...