Mortality rates were examined for Boston women, aged 15 to 44, from 1980 to 1989.
There were 1234 deaths, with a rate of 787.8/100000 for the decade.
Leading causes were cancer, accidents, heart disease, homicide, suicide, and chronic liver disease.
After age adjustment, African-American women in this age group were 2.3 times more likely to die than White women.
Deaths at least partly attributable to smoling and alcohol amounted to 29.8% and 31.9%, respectively.
Mortality was found to be related more directly to the general well-being of young women than to their reproductive status, and many deaths were preventable.
African-American/White disparities were most likely linked to social factors.
These findings suggest that health needs of repreductive-age women transced reproductive health and require comprehensive interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Age, Cause, Mode de vie, Race, Statut socioéconomique, Période activité génitale, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Age, Cause, Life habit, Race, Socioeconomic status, Sexually active period, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0483382
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.