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

T. M. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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