Mortality among Minority Populations in the United States

Fingerhut, Lois A.; Makuc, Diane M.
August 1992
American Journal of Public Health;Aug1992, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p1168
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study by the National Center for Health Statistics which focuses on the mortality rates among minority populations in the U.S. The Asian population had the lowest death rate in each of five age groups, while the Black and American Indian populations have the highest death rates among those younger than 45 years of age. Injury death rates were considerably higher for American Indian and Black children than for White, Hispanic and Asian Children. A chart is presented that shows the death rates for selected causes of death, according to age and race, in the U.S.


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