Black-white differences in infectious disease mortality in the United States.

  title={Black-white differences in infectious disease mortality in the United States.},
  author={J. H. Richardus and Anton Eduard Kunst},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={91 8},
OBJECTIVES This study determined the degree to which Black-White differences in infectious disease mortality are explained by income and education and the extent to which infectious diseases contribute to Black-White differences in all-cause mortality. METHODS A sample population of the National Longitudinal Mortality Study from 1979 through 1981 was analyzed and followed up through 1989. RESULTS Infectious disease mortality among Blacks was higher than among Whites, with a relative risk of… CONTINUE READING
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