TABLE 16-1Cardiovascular Deaths per 100,000 Population for Men: Mississippi and Massachusetts

Black Mortality RateWhite Mortality RateRatio: Black/White
Both states combined9006681.35
Mississippi1,0288351.23
Massachusetts5806160.94

SOURCES: Cardiovascular data from Barnett et al. (2001), black and white state population numbers (total, not by sex) and for 1998.

From: 16, Geography and Racial Health Disparities

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Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life; Anderson NB, Bulatao RA, Cohen B, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.
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