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.