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July 18, 2016

1:30 to 3:00 pm

Wild Birch Conference Room



Under-reporting of Hispanic Ethnicity on Missouri Death Certificates

Hispanics, despite having lower socioeconomic status on average than the white Non-Hispanic population, often have much better health outcomes than other racial or ethnic groups. Some have ascribed this supposed “Hispanic Paradox” to behaviors and traditions within Hispanic culture, while others contend that this phenomenon is an artifact of misreported or under-reported Hispanic ethnicity. We conduct several analyses to determine the extent to which Hispanic ethnicity might be under-reported on the Missouri death certificate, and find that under-reporting of Hispanic ethnicity on the death certificate is considerably more widespread than some recent national-level estimates have suggested.