Life span variability and health equity

Using 1950-2010 human mortality data from the G7 countries, researchers report that medical advances for treating leading causes of death—cardiovascular disease and cancer—can increase life expectancy, whereas improving infant health care to reduce infant mortality can decrease life span variability, suggesting that alleviating illness among young children is crucial for promoting health equity. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-01112: “Equity and length of lifespan are not the same,” by Benjamin Seligman, Gabi Greenberg, and Shripad Tuljapurkar.