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Reconstructing the size of the African American population by age and sex, 1930-1990.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9512906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We estimate the size of the African American population in five-year age groups at census dates from 1930 to 1990 using a three-part strategy. For cohorts born after 1935, we follow the U.S. Census Bureau in using classical demographic analysis. To estimate the size of cohorts born before 1895, we use extinct-generation estimates. For remaining cohorts, we implement an age/period/cohort model of census counts. All approaches are applied to a data set in which the age distribution of deaths has been corrected for age misreporting. Results provide strong confirmation of the basic validity of Census Bureau estimates of census undercounts for African Americans while extending estimates to new cohorts and periods. Our estimates are less consistent with an historical series prepared by Coale and Rives (1973).
S H Preston; I T Elo; A Foster; H Fu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-07     Completed Date:  1998-05-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104-6298, USA. spreston@pop.upenn
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Death Certificates
Forms and Records Control
Infant, Newborn
Least-Squares Analysis
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Distribution
Social Security
United States
Vital Statistics*
Grant Support

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