mortality

Black and White Differences in Life Expectancy in 4 US States, 1969-2013

OBJECTIVES: Racial differences in mortality in the United States have narrowed and vary by time and place. The objectives of our study were to (1) examine the gap in life expectancy between white and black persons (hereinafter, racial gap in life …

The annual cannabis holiday and fatal traffic crashes

BACKGROUND: Cannabis use has been linked to impaired driving and fatal accidents. Prior evidence suggests the potential for population-wide effects of the annual cannabis celebration on April 20th ('4/20'), but evidence to date is limited. METHODS: …

Did the Great Recession affect mortality rates in the metropolitan United States? Effects on mortality by age, gender and cause of death

OBJECTIVES: Mortality rates generally decline during economic recessions in high-income countries, however gaps remain in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms. This study estimates the impacts of increases in unemployment rates on both …

Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Motor Vehicle Accident Deaths in the United States, 1995-2010

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) mortality has been declining overall, but little is known about trends by socioeconomic position. We examined trends in education-related inequalities in US MVA death rates from 1995 to 2010. We used mortality data from …