(L.A.) Abdelali Dahrouch, 59, Died in a Vehicle

Case Number: 2023-02626

Abdelali Dahrouch death notice

GOVERNMENT OPEN DATA SOURCE: me.lacounty.gov/case-detail/?caseNumber=2023-02626

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 59-year-old “Middle Eastern” male that occurred in a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Abdelali Dahrouch.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Community-Acquired Pneumonia

RIP ABDELALI DAHROUCH (September 3, 1963 – March 8, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was on Wednesday at 8:55 a.m.

The decedent appears to be Moroccan and can pass for Caucasian.

Data disaggregation based on race/ethnicity is federally required in the United States.

Gaps in patient data have long hindered researchers’ ability to quantify the extent of health injustices and disparities. This is attributed to several issues, one of which may be discordance between self-identity and the race and ethnicity labels provided in the minimum federal reporting requirements. Disconnects between the OMB classifications and self-perceptions of race and ethnicity can result in population miscounts and misclassification, particularly among Asian, Black, Latino, and Native American individuals. Further, an increasing number of people in the United States select “other race” or decline to self-identify on the census and other surveys.

Source: jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2796825

Piece by Abdelali Dahrouch himself on his family background:

The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is considered part of the Middle East. That is why the government’s ME/C employee listed the decedent’s race/ethnicity as Middle Eastern.

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


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