Race-Specific Differences In Bacterial Meningitis Deaths In the United States, 1962-1968.

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      The article cites a study which determines the race affected at highest risk of bacterial meningitis through measuring the death rates cause by the illness in the U.S. in 1962-1968. It uses the information gathered from the death certificates of persons who died from bacterial meningitis filed in the registration areas during 1962-1968. It was found that the race which has the highest death rate of bacterial meningitis fall on African Americans and American Indians. These racial groups were known to have a high percentage of poverty and crowding . The researchers concluded that bacterial meningitis would affect at high risk to the race-specific county characteristics concerning poverty and crowding.