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Latino individuals in the US have experienced lower rates of mortality than non-Latino White individuals despite higher rates of poverty, often referred to as the “Latino mortality paradox.”1,2 This paradox may be attributable to behavioral and social factors, including strong family ties and support networks, rather than to a healthy migrant effect or to immigrants returning to their native countries near the end of life.2
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Corresponding Author: Paul Simon, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 313 N Figueroa St, Room 610, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (email@example.com).
Accepted for Publication: July 2, 2021.
Published Online: July 19, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.11945
Author Contributions: Drs Simon and Ho had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Simon, Ho.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Simon, Ho.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Simon, Shetgiri.
Supervision: Simon, Shetgiri.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
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