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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: beezzer
Because some medical issues are linked to ethnicity and culture (usually diet related) which have a potential impact on your overall health.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: TrueBrit
I agree to a point. But diagnosis of anything would have to include examination and questioning of the patient. To rely on an entry form to see a doctor just doesn't make sense to me.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
With medical issues race can be important to get correct on the forms. Some diseases and illness happen more in some races than others. It can cue the doctor to look for certain things ... like Sickle Cell or Lupus, etc etc ...