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Article
August 8, 1990

Postponement of Death-Reply

Author Affiliations

University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego

JAMA. 1990;264(6):695. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450060041023

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Abstract

In Reply.—  We appreciate Dr Man's providing evidence that supports our statistical findings on the postponement of death. These insights into Chinese cultural practices should prove valuable in generating additional lines of research. We should perhaps note one small inaccuracy in Dr Man's letter; we did not in fact restrict our computerized data set to San Diego Chinese but examined all deaths among Chinese throughout California from 1960 through 1984. We agree with Dr Man that a study of rural China would have been preferable, but computerized data on this area are not available, as far as we know.

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