Handbook of Black American Health: The Mosaic of Conditions, Issues, Policies, and Prospects


It is estimated that there are 60,000 excess Black American deaths annually compared with White Americans. Not only do Black babies die earlier than White babies, but, in recent years, there are reports that while life expectancy for Whites has improved, for Blacks there has been a leveling off, if not a reduction. These are among the issues detailed in this important guide to the major causes of Black illness and death.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard F. Gillum
  • Charles Curry
  • Gary H. Friday
  • Lee R. Bone
  • Camille A. Jones
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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