TABLE 3-3Predicted Racial/Ethnic Mortality Disparities by Age for the Elderly Population of the United States, NHIS-MCD, 1989-1997

AgeNon-Hispanic BlackaMexican Origina,bOther Hispanica,bAsian/ Pacific IslanderaNative AmericanNon-Hispanic Whitea
651.400.840.870.361.191.00
701.270.840.870.461.131.00
751.150.840.870.591.071.00
801.040.840.870.761.021.00
850.940.840.870.970.971.00
a

Main effect of race/ethnicity was statistically different (p < .05) from non-Hispanic whites.

b

Race/ethnicity by age interaction term was not statistically significant. Thus, disparities vis-à-vis non-Hispanic whites are constant across ages.

SOURCE: Derived from NCHS (2000).

From: 3, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Mortality Among the U.S. Elderly Population

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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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