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Table 1

Alcohol and non-Alcohol Traffic

Fatalities By Ethnic Group, 1990-1994

 

Alcohol

non-Alcohol

Percent Alcohol

Native American

2,197

1,029

68.1%

Mexican

7,968

6,625

54.6%

Other Hispanic/unknown

1,834

1,657

52.5%

African American

11,072

13,424

45.2%

Total

23,071

22,735

50.4%

Puerto Rican

529

654

44.7%

White

65,309

82,449

44.2%

Cuban

1,005

1,741

36.6%

Central/South American

240

473

33.7%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1,094

2,785

28.2%

 

 

 

 

Source: Pacific Research Institute for Research and Evaluation, "Ethnicity and Alcohol Related Fatalities: 1990-2004," February 9, 2000.

 

Table 2

Motor Vehicle Death Rates

by Race/Ethnicity, 1994

 

Deaths per

Percentage of

 

100,000 Population

Total Deaths

Caucasian

 

 

Males

21.7

2.4%

Females

9.8

1.2%

African-American

 

 

Males

24.3

2.4%

Females

9.4

1.3%

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

 

Males

12.7

3.5%

Females

7.6

3.0%

Hispanic American

 

 

Males

24.2

5.7%

Females

8.1

2.8%

 

 

 

Source: Pacific Research Institute for Research and Evaluation, "Ethnicity and Alcohol Related Fatalities: 1990-2004," February 9, 2000.

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.