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Native Hawaiian death rate higher than white Americans

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - And a new study shows Native Hawaiians have higher risks of death than white Americans.

Researchers found Hawaiian babies under a year old, and young people between 15 and 34 are especially vulnerable.

But older Hawaiians over 65 also have higher death rates than either black or white Americans.

Experts say more studies are needed to figure out why.

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