Racial Disparities in Smoking-Attributable Mortality and Years of Potential Life Lost -- Missouri, 2003-2007

Kayani, N.; Homan, S. G.; Yun, S.; Malarcher, A.
November 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/26/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 46, p1518
The article discusses a study done in 2003 to 2007 that compares the adverse health effects of smoking among the black and white population in Missouri. An estimate of smoking-attributable mortality (SAM) as well as the years of potential life lost (YPLL) was obtained. It was found that SAM and YPLL rates in Missouri were higher among blacks and were larger for men than women. The results may reportedly be used as baseline data for measuring the effects of tobacco control programs that will decrease the public health burden of smoking in the state.


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