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California’s Large Minority Population Factor In Low Death Rate

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by Los Angeles Health Sciences

High poverty rates, low education and lack of insurance are all social determinants that are expected to lead to high mortality rates and negative health outcomes. Despite a 62 percent minority population with these characteristics in California, the state’s health profile was significantly better than the nation’s as a whole, researchers report in a new study appearing in the journal Health Affairs. This profile was largely driven by the state’s minority population.

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