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Mortality rates of elderly Asian American populations based on Medicare and Social Security data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12205756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present sex- and age-specific death probabilities for the elderly of six Asian American subgroups--Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese--based on data from social Security Administration files. We determined ethnicity by combining race, place of birth, surname, and given name. The data source and ethnic determination are the same for deaths and the population at risk, avoiding the problem of noncomparability present when data for the numerator come from vital records and data for the denominator come from census records. We found that death rates for elderly Asian Americans are lower than those for whites, and that socioeconomic differences between subgroups do not translate into like differences in mortality.
Diane S Lauderdale; Bert Kestenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-02     Completed Date:  2002-09-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60337, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Databases as Topic
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Medicare Part B / statistics & numerical data,  utilization*
Mortality / trends*
Social Security / statistics & numerical data,  utilization*
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
R01 AG17889-01/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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