Mortality under age 50 accounts for much of the fact that US life expectancy lags that of other high-income countries.

@article{Ho2013MortalityUA,
  title={Mortality under age 50 accounts for much of the fact that US life expectancy lags that of other high-income countries.},
  author={Jessica Sze Yin Ho},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={459-67}
}
Life expectancy at birth in the United States is among the lowest of all high-income countries. Most recent studies have concentrated on older ages, finding that Americans have a lower life expectancy at age fifty and experience higher levels of disease and disability than do their counterparts in other industrialized nations. Using cross-national mortality data to identify the key age groups and causes of death responsible for these shortfalls, I found that mortality differences below age… CONTINUE READING

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