|Mortality in Hartford, Connecticut: a comparison with the South Bronx, New York.|
|PMID: 9762649 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|Very high mortality rates have been reported in large inner-city areas such as the South Bronx and Harlem in New York City, but also may occur in smaller US urban areas. Using published death rates for the South Bronx as the standard, the standardized mortality ratio was slightly lower than 1.00 for Hartford, Connecticut (population 139,739 in 1990), but more than 1.00 for three impoverished Hartford census tracts that contained public housing projects. Compared with the South Bronx, death rates in Hartford were lower for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), injury-homicide, and alcohol-drugs, but higher for hypertension-stroke (in all three tracts) and cancer (in two of the three tracts). Variations in patterns of causes of death among impoverished US urban areas have implications for planning epidemiologic studies and targeting interventions.|
|A P Polednak|
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|Type: Comparative Study; Journal Article|
|Title: Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine Volume: 75 ISSN: 1099-3460 ISO Abbreviation: J Urban Health Publication Date: 1998 Sep|
|Created Date: 1998-12-09 Completed Date: 1998-12-09 Revised Date: 2006-11-15|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 9809909 Medline TA: J Urban Health Country: UNITED STATES|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 550-7 Citation Subset: IM; X|
|Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford 06134, USA.|
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Alcoholism / mortality
Cause of Death
Cerebrovascular Disorders / mortality
Connecticut / epidemiology
HIV Infections / mortality
Homicide / statistics & numerical data
Hypertension / mortality
Neoplasms / mortality
New York City / epidemiology
Public Housing / statistics & numerical data
Substance-Related Disorders / mortality
Urban Health / statistics & numerical data*
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data
Wounds and Injuries / mortality
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