RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Article Title

Ranking Risk Inequities


Comparing recent data on age-adjusted death rates for blacks and whites, the authors attempt to clarify how ranking risks based on degree of inequity might differ from ranking them according to frequency of health impairments in the overall population. They also identify problems in choosing a method for ranking causes of death that incorporates both frequency and equity and suggest that agreement will be difficult to reach.

Repository Citation

John D. Graham & Elizabeth Richardson , Ranking Risk Inequities , 6 RISK 359 (1995).