The legacy of slavery and contemporary declines in heart disease mortality in the U.S. South

@inproceedings{Kramer2017TheLO,
  title={The legacy of slavery and contemporary declines in heart disease mortality in the U.S. South},
  author={Michael R Kramer and Nyesha Cheyenne Black and Stephen A. Matthews and S. K. Adams James},
  booktitle={SSM - population health},
  year={2017}
}
Background This study aims to characterize the role of county-specific legacy of slavery in patterning temporal (i.e., 1968-2014), and geographic (i.e., Southern counties) declines in heart disease mortality. In this context, the U.S. has witnessed dramatic declines in heart disease mortality since the 1960's, which have benefitted place and race groups unevenly, with slower declines in the South, especially for the Black population. Methods Age-adjusted race- and county-specific mortality… CONTINUE READING
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