Mortality in two Jewish populations : Montreal and Israel : environmental determinants of differences.
Mortality was compared in the Jewish populations of Montreal and Israel and the overall Canadian population, to investigate whether the Israeli pattern of low male mortality and relatively high female mortality is replicated among Jews living elsewhere.
In Montreal, death certificates were obtained from Jewish funeral homes (where all Jewish deaths are believed to be handled) for 1986-1990 and coded.
All-cause cumulative mortality for ages 35-74 (CM), was exceedingly low in Montreal Jews, both in males to (CM=0.312,95% confidence interval [Cl] : 0.274-0.350) and females (CM=0.202,95% Cl : 0.172-0.232), compared to all Canadians (CM=0.425 ; 95% Cl : 0.414-0.435 and 0.251 ; 95% Cl : 0.243-0.253) and Israeli Jews (CM=0.406 ; 95% Cl : 0.379-0.434, and 0.299 ; 95% Cl : 0.276-0.322), for males and females.
Sex ratios (male : female) were 1.36,1.54, and 1.69 for Israeli Jews, Montreal Jews, and Canadians, respectively.
Differences were due mainly to substantially lower cumulative mortality from circulatory diseases in Montreal Jews (CM=0.139,0.043 versus 0.203,0.125 in Israeli Jews and 0.199,0.081 in Canadians, in males and females, respectively) ; these differences were all highly significant.
Sex ratios for circulatory deaths were lowest in Israel (1.63), highest in Montreal (3.23) and intermediate in Canadians (2.47).
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Homme, Juif, Epidémiologie, Etude comparative, Immigrant, Québec, Israël, Sexe, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Human, Jew, Epidemiology, Comparative study, Immigrant, Quebec, Israel, Sex, Canada, North America, America, Asia
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Cote : 95-0472397
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.