Life Expectancy Continues to Vary Among Whites and Blacks Across America

August 5, 2014 3:12 PM

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Due to several factors, such as income, access to care and education, many researchers have found huge disparities in quality of health care and mortality risk between white and black Americans. In a new study, researchers examined the life expectancy rates between these two races. They found that even though the differences in the life expectancy rate between whites and blacks have declined nationally, the rates for both races continue to vary throughout the nation.

For this study, the researchers from McGill University calculated the life expectancy rates for whites and blacks within each state from 1990 to 2009 The team had analyzed death certificates and used statistical techniques to estimate life expectancies in each state. Other studies have already concl...

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