U.S. Life Expectancy Depends on Income, Location

Fascinating analysis on US life expectancies from Neil Irwin and Quoctrung Bui at the NYT on the various factors that impact life expectancies in America.

We all assume that having money — and the insurance, access to good health care, and all the rest — impacts life expectancy. However, did you imagine the disparacy was this stark, that the richest American men would live 15 years longer than the poorest?


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Source: The Upshot

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