The Longevity Gap Between Black and White Men in the United States at the Beginning and End of the 20th Century

F. A. Sloan, P. Ayyagari, M. Salm & D. Grossman
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess whether the disparity in mortality rates between Black and White men decreased from the beginning to the end of the 20th century. METHODS: We used Cox proportional hazard models for mortality to estimate differences in longevity between Black and White Civil War veterans from 1900 to 1914 (using data from a pension program) and a later cohort of male participants (using data from the 1992 to 2006 Health and Retirement...
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