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psc brown bag iconExplaining the High and Worsening Position in Life Expectancy

Eileen Crimmins (Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California)

03/07/2011, at noon in room 6050 ISR-Thompson.

This talk will describe the findings of an NAS panel formed to address questions about health and mortality in the U.S. relative to that in other high-income countries. Over the past few decades mortality in the U.S., especially among women and the young-old, has not improved as rapidly as it has in other countries. Explanatory factors include smoking, obesity, health care and increasing inequality.


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