Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P931-945 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0336 View full text
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Paul Campbell Erwin, Eugene C. Fitzhugh, Kathleen C. Brown, Shannon Looney, Timothy Forde

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore factors that may help explain the mortality differences between African Americans and Whites. This study was a retrospective analysis of data from Tennessee's 95 counties. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) for African Americans were determined based on White, all-cause, age-specific mortality rates, and served as the dependent variable. Potential explanatory variables included measures of demography, socioeconomic status, and social environment. Bivariate and multiva…

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