Fascinating stuff

Also, if it were true that non-whites suffer from systemic racism throughout their lives — adversely affecting their health, education, income, housing, employment (the key determinants of health) — this would be reflected in life expectancy and overall mortality figures that are the best measures of overall health.

However, data from England and Scotland has shown that most ethnic minority groups have both better overall health and lower rates of all-cause mortality than white groups. Even over the course of the pandemic, despite the higher Covid death rates, overall mortality in ethnic minorities has not been higher than for whites.

4 thoughts on “Fascinating stuff”

  1. Possibly being clever:
    most ethnic minority groups have both better overall health and lower rates of all-cause mortality than white groups.
    Black African, Chinese, Indian, other East Asian, and Jewish might count for 5 minority ethnic groups
    Black Caribbean and Pakistani counts for 2. Just guessing that might be why the claim is true.

    Even over the course of the pandemic, despite the higher Covid death rates, overall mortality in ethnic minorities has not been higher than for whites.
    Heard something similar showing deprived areas and not-deprived areas had broadly equal numbers of CV-19 deaths. But the stats bods ‘expect’ more deaths than that in the areas with the most elderly, which happens to correlate with being not-deprived, so we get headlines like deprived areas have fared twice as badly.

  2. @ Bongo
    Since the “Black Carribean” life expectancy is shortened by the disproportionately high number of murder victims, the relative health of the survivors is understated by simply looking at life expectancy.
    Polish is a significant minority ethnic group but presumably doesn’t count.
    “Mixed Race” does count.

  3. ‘if it were true that non-whites suffer from systemic racism throughout their lives’

    Begging the question fallacy. The Left patronizes minorities, supporting personality disorder in the races. “All your problems are being caused by someone else.”

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