Biodemography: New approaches to understanding trendsand differences in population health and mortality

@article{Crimmins2010BiodemographyNA,
  title={Biodemography: New approaches to understanding trendsand differences in population health and mortality},
  author={Eileen Crimmins and Jung Ki Kim and Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={S41-S64}
}
The incorporation of biological information in large population surveys has expanded demographic analysis to clarify the meaning of observed trends and differences in population health and mortality. Levels of measured biological risk in the population were reduced in recent years largely because of the expanded use of prescription drugs. The increased use of antihypertensives and, to a lesser extent, lipid-lowering drugs was a likely cause of significant mortality reduction. Blacks and persons… CONTINUE READING