Among all deaths to Connecticut residents (1990/91), 1260 were acceptable Spanish-surname matches (using father's surname for females), of which only 793 (62.9%) were identified as Hispanic origin on the death certificate.
Certificates also identified 127 non-Spanish-surnamed Hispanics.
With death rates for non-Hispanics used as the standard, the standardized mortality ratio for Hispanics based on the 920 (793 plus 127) deaths identified by the Hispanic-origin item was lower (by 33% in males and 36% in females) than that based on all 1387 (1260 plus 127) Hispanics.
Spanish-surname matching should improve estimation of mortality rates in some Hispanic populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Etat sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Homme, Connecticut, Hispanique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Health status, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Human, Connecticut, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0438188
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.