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Mortality in the hispanic population of Suffolk County, New York.
N Y State J Med 1990; 90(9):442-6NY

Abstract

In the 1980 census, the "Spanish-origin" or "Hispanic" population of Suffolk County, New York (predominantly of Puerto Rican origin), had a lower median family income and a higher prevalence of poverty than the "all white" population of that county. Mortality among Hispanics, however, was not greater than expected on the basis of age-specific death rates for "all whites" in 1979-1983. The standardized mortality ratios for ischemic heart disease and all neoplasms were less than 1.00 for each sex, but were significantly elevated for diabetes mellitus in females and for both infectious diseases and homicides in males. Comparisons were made with mortality patterns in other American Hispanic populations predominantly of Puerto Rican origin, but with lower income levels (including those from New York City), and with data from Puerto Rico. The limitations of routinely reported mortality data are discussed, along with the value of such data in suggesting leads for more in-depth studies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook 11794.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2293117

Citation

Polednak, A P.. "Mortality in the Hispanic Population of Suffolk County, New York." New York State Journal of Medicine, vol. 90, no. 9, 1990, pp. 442-6.
Polednak AP. Mortality in the hispanic population of Suffolk County, New York. N Y State J Med. 1990;90(9):442-6.
Polednak, A. P. (1990). Mortality in the hispanic population of Suffolk County, New York. New York State Journal of Medicine, 90(9), pp. 442-6.
Polednak AP. Mortality in the Hispanic Population of Suffolk County, New York. N Y State J Med. 1990;90(9):442-6. PubMed PMID: 2293117.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mortality in the hispanic population of Suffolk County, New York. A1 - Polednak,A P, PY - 1990/9/1/pubmed PY - 1990/9/1/medline PY - 1990/9/1/entrez SP - 442 EP - 6 JF - New York state journal of medicine JO - N Y State J Med VL - 90 IS - 9 N2 - In the 1980 census, the "Spanish-origin" or "Hispanic" population of Suffolk County, New York (predominantly of Puerto Rican origin), had a lower median family income and a higher prevalence of poverty than the "all white" population of that county. Mortality among Hispanics, however, was not greater than expected on the basis of age-specific death rates for "all whites" in 1979-1983. The standardized mortality ratios for ischemic heart disease and all neoplasms were less than 1.00 for each sex, but were significantly elevated for diabetes mellitus in females and for both infectious diseases and homicides in males. Comparisons were made with mortality patterns in other American Hispanic populations predominantly of Puerto Rican origin, but with lower income levels (including those from New York City), and with data from Puerto Rico. The limitations of routinely reported mortality data are discussed, along with the value of such data in suggesting leads for more in-depth studies. SN - 0028-7628 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2293117/Mortality_in_the_hispanic_population_of_Suffolk_County_New_York_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/hispanicamericanhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -