Health status and practices of Mexican Americans
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Health status and practices of Mexican Americans by A. Taher Moustafa

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Published by Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of California in Los Angeles .
Written in English


  • Mexican Americans -- Health and hygiene.

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Edition Notes

Statementby A. Taher Moustafa and Gertrud Weiss.
SeriesMexican-American Study Project. Advance report 11
ContributionsWeiss, Gertrud, joint author.
LC ClassificationsE184.M5 C3 no. 11
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 52 p.
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5637218M
LC Control Number68065020

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