This paper investigates the social and economic circumstances of childhood that predict the probability of survival to age 85 among African-Americans.
It uses a unique study design in which survivors are linked to their records in U.S. Censuses of 1900 and 1910.
A control group of age and race-matched children is drawn from Public Use Samples for these censuses.
It concludes that the factors most predictive of survival are farm background, having literate parents. and living in a two-parent household.
Results support the interpretation that death risks are positively correlated over the life cycle.
Mots-clés Pascal : Survie, Mortalité, Pronostic, Statut socioéconomique, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Vieillard, Etude cohorte, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Africain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survival, Mortality, Prognosis, Socioeconomic status, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Elderly, Cohort study, United States, North America, America, African
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 19/02/1999.