Differential Mortality in the United States: A Study in Socioeconomic Epidemiology
Although the United States is the most affluent nation on the globe, at least fifteen nations have a longer life expectancy at birth. One important factor in this country's relatively poor morality ranking is the persistence of striking differences in death rates among various racial and socioeconomic groups.
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