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Introduction and Objectives In Canada, substantial data gaps exist for the Black population due in part that not all national data systems collect information where Black Canadians can be identified within the dataset, and those that do, often have small sample sizes which make it difficult to calculate robust indicators and detect statistically significant differences between groups. The objective is to describe mortality patterns of the Black population in Canada and compare these patterns to the White population taking into account differences in social determinants of health variables (e.g. socioeconomic status, housing) and immigration. Methods Respondents of linked long-form censuses of 2001, 2006, & 2011 to mortality data who were aged 19 years and over as at census day, residing in private households were included in this study. Cox proportional hazard regression models were used to assess the risk of the leading cause of deaths over an average follow-up period of 12-years adjusting for socioeconomic covariates. Results We will be presenting comparative risk of the top-leading cause of deaths in the Black population in reference to the White population, whilst contextualizing other large population groups such as Chinese, Filipino, and South Asian. We will also present these differential risks across intersectionality such as gender, immigration status & length, and city of residence. Significance The study is aimed at gaining a better understanding of which causes of death are most common among Black Canadians, and how this compares to other population groups, including any potential differences across the intersectionality understudy.

Dr. Toyib (Olan) Olaniyan