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All over the place? Differences in and consistency of excess mortality estimates in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria

Sandberg, John1; Santos-Burgoa, Carlos1; Roess, Amira1; Goldman-Hawes, Ann2; Pérez, Cynthia M3; Garcia-Meza, Alejandra1; Goldman, Lynn R.4

doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000970
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1Department of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

3 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Suggested running head: Excess mortality estimates from Puerto Rico

Conflicts of interest: none

Funding provided by Forensic Science Bureau, Department of Public Safety, and Milken Institute School of Public Health of The George Washington University (Washington, DC, USA).

Data used in this commentary can be found on the project website, as described in the text, at https://prstudy.publichealth.gwu.edu/datasets

Corresponding author: John Sandberg, Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Global Health , The George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20052, jsandber@gwu.edu, 202 994-1016

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