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Living and Dying in the U.S.A.: Behavioral, Health, and Social Differentials of Adult Mortality

Citation

Rogers, Richard G.; Hummer, Robert A.; & Nam, Charles B. (2000). Living and Dying in the U.S.A.: Behavioral, Health, and Social Differentials of Adult Mortality. San Diego: Academic Press.

Abstract

The simplicity of using one data set in addressing the relationship of single variables to mortality distinguishes Living and Dying in the USA from other recent investigations of mortality. The authors use the recently released National Health Interview Survey and the National Death Index to make a definitive statement about demographics and mortality. By surveying demographic and sociocultural characteristics associated with mortality, socioeconomic effects, health-related conditions, and health status, they reveal connections among several factors related to mortality chances. Easily understood and cited, their study emphasizes the statistical methods underlying their revelations and invites readers to duplicate their results.

Reference Type

Book

Author(s)

Rogers, Richard G.
Hummer, Robert A.
Nam, Charles B.

Year Published

2000

Publisher

Academic Press

City of Publication

San Diego

Reference ID

8400