Gender and racial specific survivorship of Native American and Caucasian populations in Emmet and Cheboygan counties, Michigan, from 1850-1999.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Jones, Kyle Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T23:03:42Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T23:03:42Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54840
dc.description.abstract Understanding the behavior of co-occurring populations is important for monitoring diverse communities. We can trace the effects of environmental changes by investigating the survivorship of different populations through time. Survivorship of the general United States population has been increasing since the 1800s, but previous studies have found populations differing in race or gender to have different survivorship rates. This study investigated the survivorship rates of males and females in Native American and Caucasian populations from 1850-1999 in Emmet and Cheboygan counties, Michigan. The time span studied was divided into three intervals, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, and 1950-1999. Dates of birth and death were collected and organized into four categories according to gender and ethnicity (Caucasian females, Caucasian males, Native American females and Native American males). Survivorship curves were plotted for each time interval within each category, and the mean ages of death calculated. Trends indicated increased survivorship for all race and gender categories through time, with average life spans significantly higher from one time period to the next (all p < 0.05). Female Caucasians lived significantly longer than female Native Americans in all time periods (all p<0.05), but this trend was found in males only during 1900-1949. Caucasians during 1950-1999 showed female survivorship to be significantly higher than that of males (p<0.001). Further understanding of the way populations grow and behave through time can help identify groups that have less than optimal life spans. Addressing these trends can aid us in closing the gaps in health and life quality in diverse populations. en_US
dc.format.extent 714359 bytes
dc.format.extent 3144 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype text/plain
dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.title Gender and racial specific survivorship of Native American and Caucasian populations in Emmet and Cheboygan counties, Michigan, from 1850-1999. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54840/1/3281.pdf en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of 3281.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station. en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
 Show simple item record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Search Deep Blue

Advanced Search

Browse by

My Account

Information

Available Now


MLibrary logo