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Racial and ethnic disparities in all-cause and cause-specific mortality among US youth


Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Racial and ethnic disparities were observed for almost all leading causes of injury and disease that were associated with recent increases in youth mortality rates. Addressing the increasing disparities affecting American Indian or Alaska Native and Black youth will require efforts to prevent homicide and suicide, especially those events involving firearms. 

Authors: Elizabeth R. Wolf, M.D., M.P.H., of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, is the corresponding author.

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Media advisory: This study is being released to coincide with presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.

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