Excess mortality among blacks and whites in the United States.

  title={Excess mortality among blacks and whites in the United States.},
  author={Arline T. Geronimus and John Bound and Timothy A. Waidmann and Marianne M Hillemeier and Patricia Brissette Burns},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={335 21},
BACKGROUND Although the general relations between race, socioeconomic status, and mortality in the United States are well known, specific patterns of excess mortality are not well understood. METHODS Using standard demographic techniques, we analyzed death certificates and census data and made sex-specific population-level estimates of the 1990 death rates for people 15 to 64 years of age. We studied mortality among blacks in selected areas of New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Alabama… CONTINUE READING

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