Mortality from infectious diseases among New Mexico's American Indians, Hispanic Whites, and other Whites, 1958-1987

Thomas Becker, C. Wiggins, C. Peek, C. R. Key, J. M. Samet

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Abstract

To examine ethnic differences in infectious disease-related mortality in New Mexico's American Indian, Hispanic White and other White populations, we analyzed vital records data from 1958 to 1987. We found that for most infectious causes, American Indians had the highest mortality rates, followed by Hispanics. The state's minority populations remain at increased risk for infectious disease mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume80
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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North American Indians
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Communicable Diseases
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Mortality from infectious diseases among New Mexico's American Indians, Hispanic Whites, and other Whites, 1958-1987. / Becker, Thomas; Wiggins, C.; Peek, C.; Key, C. R.; Samet, J. M.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 80, No. 3, 1990, p. 320-323.

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