Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin: A 20-Year Review

Ward Kingkade, U.S. Census Bureau

The proposed paper shall present 1984-2003 time series of age and sex-specific mortality rates, together with life table measures of longevity, by single-year ages, for three broad Race/Origin categories: Hispanics, Black Non-Hispanics, and all other Non-Hispanics. The extent to which the Race/Origin profiles of mortality resemble one another shall be assessed by the component methodology of decomposing differences in life expectancy into the contributions of various age categories developed by Arriaga (1984). An analysis of summary measures of mortality level and age-patterns obtained by fitting 2-parameter relational logit models shall also be offered.

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Presented in Poster Session 2