TABLE 2-3Coefficients of Equations Predicting the Log Odds of Dying in a 5-Year Period: Females Aged 45 to 89, 1979-1985, National Longitudinal Mortality Surveya

CharacteristicModel 1Model 1aModel 2Model 3b
Age0.0921 (0.001)0.0922 (0.001)0.0941 (0.001)0.0862 (0.001)
Black0.3402 (0.041)0.3403 (0.041)1.6733 (0.251)0.1806 (0.043)
Asian/Pacific Islander-0.5081 (0.144)-0.5014 (0.144)−0.5480 (0.146)
Asian/Pacific Islander Native born-0.3309 (0.228)
Asian/Pacific Islander Foreign born-0.6754 (0.219)
Asian/Pacific Islander Birthplace unknown-0.4559 (0.356)
Hispanic-0.2495 (0.080)-0.2431 (0.080)-0.3970 (0.081)
Hispanic Native born-0.0174 (0.125)
Hispanic Foreign born-0.4128 (0.138)
Hispanic Birthplace unknown-0.3225 (0.196)
Age-race/ethnicity interactions
Age/black-0.0197 (0.004)
Constant-8.5145 (0.081)-8.5187 (0.081)-8.6590 (0.086)-8.3985 (0.094)
Log likelihood-25,790.9-25,787.8-25,776.7-25,673.7
Sample size104,372104,372104,372104,372

White is used as the reference category; standard errors are in parentheses.


Model 3 includes controls for education, income, current residence, and marital status.


White, black, and Asian/Pacific Islander categories exclude all Hispanics. Hispanics can be of any race.

From: 2, Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mortality at Older Ages

Cover of Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Population; Martin LG, Soldo BJ, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1997.
Copyright © 1997, National Academy of Sciences.

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