Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Continental Population Groups
  • Educational Status
  • Mortality

abstract

  • Although many conditions contribute to socioeconomic and racial disparities in potential life-years lost, a few conditions account for most of these disparities - smoking-related diseases in the case of mortality among persons with fewer years of education, and hypertension, HIV, diabetes mellitus, and trauma in the case of mortality among black persons. These findings have important implications for targeting efforts to reduce existing disparities in mortality rates.

publication date

  • November 14, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMsa012979

PubMed ID

  • 12432046

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1585

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 347

number

  • 20