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  1. Race, socioeconomic status, and domestic homicide.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - A study of 222 intraracial domestic homicides in Atlanta, Ga, found that when black and white populations were unstratified, the relative risk of homicide in black populations was 5.8 (95% confidence interval [Cl], 4.3 to 8.0) ; when black and white populations were stratified by rates of household crowding, the relative risk of homicide in black populations was no longer significantly elevated (relative risk [RR], 1.2 ; 95% Cl, 0.7 to 2.0).

    The current study sought to replicate, or not replicate, these findings in New Orleans, La.

    Methods

    - Retrospective study of 349 intraracial domestic homicides perpetrated against residents of Orleans Parish in 1979,1982,1985, and 1986.

    Main Outcome Measure

    Relative risk of homicide in the black and white populations of New Orleans when they are stratified by rates of household crowding.

    Results

    - When black and white populations of New Orleans were unstratified, the relative risk of intraracial domestic homicide in black populations was 6.3. When black and white populations were stratified by rates of household crowding, the relative risk of homicide in black populations was no longer significantly elevated.

    Conclusion

    -In both cities, sixfold differences in black and white rates of intraracial domestic homicide are entirely accounted for by differences in socioeconomic status between the respective black and white populations.

    There are no significant residual differences requiring cultural explanations.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Race, Statut socioéconomique, Corrélation, Meurtre, Epidémiologie, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine légale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Race, Socioeconomic status, Correlation, Murder, Epidemiology, Human, North America, America, Legal medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0397159

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 01/03/1996.