September 1, 1995

High mortality rates in Native Hawaiians

KL Braun, MA Look, JA Tsark

Hawaii Medical Journal

Native Hawaiians continue to have higher mortality rates than do other ethnic groups in Hawaii. This discrepancy becomes even more pronounced when rates are calculated separately for full-Hawaiians versus part Hawaiians versus all races. In an exploratory discussion of these data, a group of Native Hawaiian physicians recommend greater attention be given to Native Hawaiian values and participation in health care delivery, increasing access to services, and further research.

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