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Premature mortality linked to race and socioeconomic deprivation in Washington

Pablo Monsivais.
Pablo Monsivais

(January 27, 2020) Researchers at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine released a new report in Health & Place showing that premature mortality—death occurring before the age of 65—is three to eight times more likely among non‑whites from low‑income neighborhoods compared to more‑affluent whites in Washington.

The study, which examined all registered deaths in Washington from 2011–2015, found that the combination of race and neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage exponentially increased the incidence of premature death. » More …