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Inequality in income and mortality in US

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.301 (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:301

Lower mortality in Hispanic population may have affected findings

  1. Patrick T Dowling,
  2. Joseph M Allevato
  1. Professor Department of Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
  2. Medical student UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

    EDITOR,—In their study on inequality in income and mortality in the United States, George A Kaplan and colleagues discuss the fact that many of the states in which the proportion of total household income received by the less well off 50% was low were those with a considerable proportion of African American residents.1 Since African Americans have a higher overall mortality …

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