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Author Rogers, Richard G.

Title Living and dying in the USA : behavioral, health, and social differentials of adult mortality / Richard G. Rogers, Robert A. Hummer, Charles B. Nam
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- Ch. 2. Data and methods -- Ch. 3. The sex differential in mortality -- Ch. 4. Race/ethnicity, nativity, and adult mortality -- Ch. 5. Family composition and mortality -- Ch. 6. Religious attendance, social participation, and adult mortality -- Ch. 7. The effects of basic socioeconomic factors on mortality -- Ch. 8. The effect of occupational status on mortality -- Ch. 9. Health insurance coverage and mortality -- Ch. 10. Perceived health status and mortality -- Ch. 11. Functional limitations and mortality -- Ch. 12. Mental and addictive disorders and mortality
Ch. 13. Cigarette smoking and mortality -- Ch. 14. Alcohol consumption and mortality -- Ch. 15. Exercise and mortality -- Ch. 16. The influence of other health behaviors on mortality -- Ch. 17. Conclusion
Summary 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. Key Features * Comprehensive coverage of US adult mortality differentials * Based on a new and innovative data set * Includes factors rarely examined in related mortality research * Not only documents mortality differentials, but explores explanations for them * Extensive list of references associated with each chapter * Consistent, straightforward methodology used throughout aids readers in both understanding the content and in comparing results from chapter to chapter
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-342) and indexes
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Mortality -- United States -- Statistics.
Mortality -- United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Hummer, Robert A.
Nam, Charles B.
ISBN 0080535550 (electronic bk.)
9780080535555 (electronic bk.)