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Mortality and race, Occupations and race, Race -- Social aspects, African Americans -- Social status


The purpose of this study is to examine the association of SEP on mortality rate differentials between non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black adults, in a nationally representative sample, with an emphasis on occupational factors. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data from 1986 through1994 was matched with death certificate data from the National Death Index (NDI), from 1986 through 2002. Occupations (using Census occupation codes) were then matched to occupational level data in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database to obtain occupation level psychosocial and physical risk factors. Survival analysis is used in our study to model the relationships between measures of SEP and mortality, stratified by gender.


Authors' version of a paper that was presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America, Washington DC, in 2011.

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