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Recruitment of racial/ethnic minority older adults through community sites for focus group discussions

  • Mary E. Northridge1, 2, 3, 4Email author,
  • Michele Shedlin5,
  • Eric W. Schrimshaw2,
  • Ivette Estrada2, 3,
  • Leydis De La Cruz3,
  • Rogelina Peralta3,
  • Stacia Birdsall5,
  • Sara S. Metcalf4,
  • Bibhas Chakraborty6 and
  • Carol Kunzel2, 3
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:563

Received: 1 March 2017

Accepted: 1 June 2017

Published: 9 June 2017

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Original Submission
1 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Mary Northridge
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
9 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12889-017-4482-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Section of Population Oral Health
Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Medical School, Centre for Quantitative Medicine