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Mortality among elderly Hispanics in the United States: past evidence and new results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15074127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We used vital records and census data and Medicare and NUMIDENT records to estimate age- and sex-specific death rates for elderly non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics, including five Hispanic subgroups: persons born in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, other foreign countries, and the United States. We found that corrections for data errors in vital and census records lead to substantial changes in death rates for Hispanics and that conventionally constructed Hispanic death rates are lower than rates based on Medicare-NUMIDENT records. Both sources revealed a Hispanic mortality advantage relative to non-Hispanic whites that holds for most Hispanic subgroups. We also present a new methodology for inferring Hispanic origin from a combination of surname, given name, and county of residence.
Irma T Elo; Cassio M Turra; Bert Kestenbaum; B Reneé Ferguson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-12     Completed Date:  2004-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Databases as Topic
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Medicare / statistics & numerical data
Mortality / trends*
Sex Distribution
United States / epidemiology
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