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Death Gap Widens Between Educated and Those Not
Date:5/14/2008

of PLoS Medicine, that shows life expectancies across the United States are neither rising steadily nor uniformly. In that study of death rates between 1983 and 1999, mortality rates increased for women in many poor counties, while overall life expectancy disparities worsened between certain geographical areas and racial groups across the country.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about health disparities.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Public Library of Science, news release, May 13, 2008


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