Disparity in Disaster Preparedness Between RacialEthnic Groups
Bethel, J., Burke, S., and Britt, A. (2013). Disparity in Disaster Preparedness Between Racial/Ethnic Groups. Disaster Health. 1(2): 110-116.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey respondent data was examined to determine the relationship between race/ethnicity (independent variable) and disaster preparedness (three dependent variables). The authors found that people from racial/ethnic minority groups were less likely to have three days’ worth of medical supplies. Only Spanish-speaking Hispanics were less likely to have an emergency evacuation plan than white respondents.