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The ecology of race and socioeconomic distress: infant and working-age mortality in Chicago.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9512907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examine the effects of education, unemployment, and racial segregation on age-, sex-, and race-specific mortality rates in racially defined Chicago community areas from 1989 to 1991. Community socioeconomic factors account for large observed areal variations in infant and working-age mortality, but especially working-age mortality for the black population. For black men, the mortality consequences of living in economically distressed communities are quite severe. Segregation effects on mortality are more modest and largely operate through neighborhood socioeconomic conditions, although some direct effects of segregation on mortality for blacks are apparent.
Authors:
A M Guest; G Almgren; J M Hussey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
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:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA. peto@homer.u.washington.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans*
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Chicago / epidemiology
Child
Child, Preschool
Education
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Mortality
Male
Middle Aged
Mortality*
Poverty*
Prejudice*
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Unemployment

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