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Paradox lost: Explaining the hispanic adult mortality advantage

Paradox lost: Explaining the hispanic adult mortality advantage We tested three competing hypotheses regarding the adult “Hispanic mortality paradox”: data artifact, migration, and cultural or social buffering effects. On the basis of a series of parametric hazard models estimated on nine years of mortality follow-up data, our results suggest that the “Hispanic” mortality advantage is a feature found only among foreign-born Mexicans and foreign born Hispanics other than Cubans or Puerto Ricans. Our analysis suggests that the foreign-born Mexican advantage can be attributed to return migration, or the “salmon-bias” effect. However, we were unable to account for the mortality advantage observed among other foreign-born Hispanics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Demography Duke University Press

Paradox lost: Explaining the hispanic adult mortality advantage

Demography , Volume 41 (3) – Aug 1, 2004

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© Population Association of America 2004
ISSN
0070-3370
eISSN
1533-7790
DOI
10.1353/dem.2004.0024
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Abstract

We tested three competing hypotheses regarding the adult “Hispanic mortality paradox”: data artifact, migration, and cultural or social buffering effects. On the basis of a series of parametric hazard models estimated on nine years of mortality follow-up data, our results suggest that the “Hispanic” mortality advantage is a feature found only among foreign-born Mexicans and foreign born Hispanics other than Cubans or Puerto Ricans. Our analysis suggests that the foreign-born Mexican advantage can be attributed to return migration, or the “salmon-bias” effect. However, we were unable to account for the mortality advantage observed among other foreign-born Hispanics.

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DemographyDuke University Press

Published: Aug 1, 2004

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