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Study finds recent trend of growing US disparities in health not inevitable
Date:2/25/2008

alth implication is that, while death is inevitable, premature mortality is not, and neither are social inequities in premature mortality, said Krieger. It is our job to ascertain what changed in the U.S. to produce these differing trends. A good place to start is examining the differential health impact of major U.S. policies regarding socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequality that were enacted in the mid-1960s versus those enacted since the 1980s, she said.


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