Race and Social Problems

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 248–258 | Cite as

Discrimination and Chronic Kidney Disease among Caribbean Blacks: The Effects of Immigration and Social Status

  • Ann W. NguyenEmail author
  • Tyrone C. Hamler
  • Ryon J. Cobb


This study examined the association between discrimination and chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Caribbean blacks and how this association varies by marital status, educational attainment, and length of U.S. residency within the frameworks for the stress buffering hypothesis and stress process model. The analysis was based on the Caribbean black subsample of the National Survey of American Life (N = 1551). Logistic regression models were conducted to test the aims of this study. The findings indicate that the association between discrimination and CKD varied by length of U.S. residency, marital status, and education. Overall, the findings demonstrate the importance of considering immigration and sociodemographic context when investigating the relation between discrimination and CKD in immigrant populations.


Caribbean black Discrimination Chronic kidney disease Black immigrants Stress buffering hypothesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann W. Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tyrone C. Hamler
    • 2
  • Ryon J. Cobb
    • 3
  1. 1.Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social SciencesCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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