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Latino Daily News

Thursday December 16, 2010

STUDY:  Young Latino Men Face High Mortality Rate from Car Accidents and Homicide

An exhaustive study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that young Latino men are dying at a significantly higher rate due in great part to car crashes and homicides, versus their non-Latino peers. 

Yale conducted this seven-year analysis by studying 1.8 million deaths in the state.  The murder rate for this segment increased throughout the study but remained lower then what they were from 1989 to 1997. 

Young female Latinas are not suffering the same fate.  They had lower mortality rates than their non-Latina counterparts.  The higher mortality rate for young Latinos is in stark contrast to the overall U.S. Latino population that has better health than non-Latinos and have a longer life expectancy.