Census disability rates among older people by race/ethnicity and type of hispanic origin

Kyriakos S. Markides, Karl Eschbach, Laura A. Ray, M. Kristen Peek

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Abstract

Over the last 20 years or so there has been mounting evidence that Hispanics as a group as well as Hispanic populations from individual countries are characterized by relatively favorable mortality profiles despite generally disadvantaged socioeconomic profiles (Markides and Coreil, 1986; Markides, Rudkin, Angel, and Espino, 1977; Markides and Eschbach, 2005; Franzini, Ribble, and Keddie, 2001; Palloni and Morenoff, 2001; Sorlie, Rogot, and Johnson, 1993). The advantage shown in vital statistics is greatest, though such data likely underestimate mortality rates because of misclassification of Hispanic ethnicity on death certificates (Sorlie, Rogot, and Johnson, 1992).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Health of Aging Hispanics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Mexican-Origin Population
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages26-39
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0387472061, 9780387472065
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Markides, K. S., Eschbach, K., Ray, L. A., & Peek, M. K. (2007). Census disability rates among older people by race/ethnicity and type of hispanic origin. In The Health of Aging Hispanics: The Mexican-Origin Population (pp. 26-39). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-47208-9_3