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Mortality among minority populations: a review of recent patterns and trends.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6867257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The mortality experiences of blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics are reviewed. Evidence recently made available shows the Hispanic experience to be only slightly less favorable than the Anglo (other white) experience, suggesting remarkable progress in recent years. Native Americans have also made remarkable progress in recent years, especially in reducing infant mortality. Blacks have shown less improvement than the other two groups. Reasons for these trends, for differences among the groups in mortality rates and life expectancy, and for patterns of mortality by cause are discussed.
Authors:
K S Markides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0033-3549     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Rep     Publication Date:    1983 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-26     Completed Date:  1983-08-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716844     Medline TA:  Public Health Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans
Age Factors
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Indians, North American
Infant
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Life Expectancy
Male
Middle Aged
Minority Groups*
Mortality*
Sex Factors
United States
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