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Region of birth and mortality from circulatory diseases among black Americans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9184509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the relationship between birth-place and mortality from circulatory diseases among American Blacks. METHODS: All Black deaths from circulatory diseases (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision. codes 390 through 459) were extracted from the National Center for Health Statistics mortality detail files for 1979 through 1991. Age-specific and age-adjusted mortality rates with 95% confidence intervals were calculated for males and females for combinations of five regions of residence at birth and four regions of residence at death. RESULTS: Males had higher mortality rates from circulatory diseases than females in every regional combination of birthplace and residence at death. For both genders, the highest rates were for those who were born in the South but died in the Midwest; the lowest rates were for those who were born in the West but died in the South. Excess mortality for both Southern-born males and females begins at ages 25 through 44. CONCLUSIONS: There is a region-of-birth component that affects mortality risk from circulatory diseases regardless of gender or residence at time of death. We must examine how early life experiences affect the development of circulatory disorders.
D Schneider; M R Greenberg; L L Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-26     Completed Date:  1997-06-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  800-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; J    
Department of Urban Studies and Community Health, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Residence Characteristics*
Sex Factors
United States / epidemiology
Vascular Diseases / mortality*
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 1997 May;87(5):724-6   [PMID:  9184493 ]

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