Racial & Ethnic Disparities Observed in Youth Mortality

Published on: May 08, 2024. Updated on: May 09, 2024.

A new study in JAMA reported that as pediatric mortality increases, American Indian/Alaska Native and Black youth die at increasingly higher rates than White youth. The difference was more drastic for injuries, with Black youth dying by homicide at more than 10 times the rate of White youth.

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Source: Wolf ER, Rivara FP, Orr C, Sen A, Chapman DA, Woolf SH. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among US Youth. JAMA. (May 04, 2024)


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