Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.301a (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:301
  1. George A Kaplan,
  2. John W Lynch,
  3. Richard D Cohen,
  4. Jennifer L Balfour,
  5. Elsie R Pamuk
  1. Chief Research associate Senior research associate Graduate assistant Human Population Laboratory, California Department of Health Services, 2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
  2. Health statistician National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA

    EDITOR,—Patrick T Dowling and Joseph M Allevato suggest that our report of an association between inequality of income and mortality in the United States may be incomplete because we did not consider the proportion of Hispanic people in each state. We recognise the apparent protected mortality status of Hispanic people, although controversies about the …

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