I need some help with a one page summary (250-300 words) of the attached journal article. What I am looking for is to pull out factors regarding how the information in the article contributes to Native Americans and their much shorter than average life expectancy.
Hello and thank you very much for using brainmass for assistance in your research. There is quite a bit of unique comparative data regarding the use of substances within AI/AN population. These are the notes I wrote down on the subject:
-AI's die from alcohol related causes at much higher rates than other demographic groups.
Mortality rates from alcohol, while varied across location and gender, are still a serious issue in AI/AN societies.
-From gender, AI/AN mortality ranges from 1.3 for the 25-34 year old age group to 4.3 for the 65-74 year old age.
-Overwhelming disparities exist between alcohol related mortality within AI/AN circles and white/other racial groups.
-While fewer AI/ANs have consumed alcohol in their lifetime compared to whites, the cause of mortality is related to alcohol dependence, in which more than twice as many AI/AN men are alcohol dependent in compared to white men. Similar statistics hold true with AI/AN women and white women. More startling is that more AI/AN people are diagnosed with alcohol abuse at younger ...
Article summary help on substance abuse within AI/AN populations is guided.