All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality among US Youth: Socioeconomic and Rural–Urban Disparities and International Patterns

@article{Singh2012AllCauseAC,
  title={All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality among US Youth: Socioeconomic and Rural–Urban Disparities and International Patterns},
  author={Gopal K Singh and Romuladus Emeka Azuine and Mohammad Siahpush and Michael D. Kogan},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={90},
  pages={388-405}
}
We analyzed international patterns and socioeconomic and rural–urban disparities in all-cause mortality and mortality from homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, and HIV/AIDS among US youth aged 15–24 years. A county-level socioeconomic deprivation index and rural–urban continuum measure were linked to the 1999–2007 US mortality data. Mortality rates were calculated for each socioeconomic and rural–urban group. Poisson regression was used to derive adjusted relative risks of youth mortality… CONTINUE READING

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