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Youth lost to homicides: disparities in survival in Latin america and the Caribbean

Canudas Romo, Vladimir; Aburto, Jose Manuel


Introduction The homicide rates among young men in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are the highest in the world. It is not clear how this has impacted the life expectancy in these countries. This research has two purposes: (1) to quantify the impact of homicides on the mortality gap between LAC and high-income countries over recent years and (2) to assess the changes in homicide impact in overall survival over time. Methods Causes of death data were extracted for 23 countries in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Global Health
DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001275
Access Rights: Open Access


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