Changing to the 2000 standard million: are declining racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in health real progress or statistical illusion?

@article{Krieger2001ChangingTT,
  title={Changing to the 2000 standard million: are declining racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in health real progress or statistical illusion?},
  author={Nancy Krieger and David R. Williams},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={
          1209-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study determined the effects of changing from the 1940 to the 2000 standard million on monitoring socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequalities in health. METHODS Using the 1940, 1970, and 2000 standard million, we calculated and compared age-adjusted rates for selected health outcomes stratified by socioeconomic level. RESULTS Changing from the 1940 to the 2000 standard million markedly reduced the age-adjusted relative risks for self-reported fair or poor health status of… CONTINUE READING

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