Abstract:ObjectiveAssuming that ethnicity might be a basis for social differentiation and that such differences might represent vulnerability to sickness, this study attempts to verify whether race or ethnic origin have an effect on mortality patterns.
MethodsThe Sao Paulo State death register was examined from 1999 to 2001 in a contingence table of causes according to the 10 th ICD and race or skin-color categories (White, Black, Mulatto and others). Chi-square test was used to check the association between skin-color… Show more
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