Using data from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Longitudinal Mortality Study, this study examined mortality trends and differentials from 1950 through 1993 among US adolescents and young adults according to sex, race/ethnicity, education, family income, marital status, and cause of death.
No appreciable reduction in youth mortality has occurred, especially among men.
Declines in youth mortality from accidents have been nearly offset by increases in death rates from homicide, suicide, and firearm injuries.
American Indians, Blacks, males, and those with least education and income were at increased risk of both overall and injury-specific youth mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Tendance, Démographie, Statut socioéconomique, Sexe, Race, Ethnie, Niveau étude, Revenu, Statut conjugal, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Trend, Demography, Socioeconomic status, Sex, Race, Ethnic group, Education level, Tempering, Marital status, Risk factor, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0324414
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.