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The Resource Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of National Academies

Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of National Academies

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Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries
Title
Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries
Statement of responsibility
Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of National Academies
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Over the past 25 years, life expectancy has been rising in the United States at a slower pace than has been achieved in many other high-income countries. Consequently, the United States has been falling steadily in the world rankings for level of life expectancy, and the gap between the United States and countries with the highest achieved life expectancies has been widening. International comparisons of various measures of self-reported health and biological markers of disease reveal similar patterns of U.S. disadvantage. The relatively poor performance of the United States with respect to achieved life expectancy over the recent past is surprising given that it spends far more on health care than any other nation in the world, both absolutely and as a percentage of gross national product. Motivated by these concerns, the National Institute on Aging requested that the National Research Council convene a panel of leading experts to clarify patterns in the levels and trends in life expectancy across nations, to examine the evidence on competing explanations for the divergent trends, and to identify strategic opportunities for health-related interventions to narrow this gap
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NLM
Dewey number
304.6/45
Funding information
This study was supported by the National Institute on Aging's Division of Behavioral and Social Research through Contract No. NO1-OD-4-2139, TO#194 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HB1322.3
LC item number
.E97 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
  • technical reports
NLM call number
WT 116
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crimmins, Eileen M
  • Preston, Samuel H
  • Cohen, Barney
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life expectancy
  • Longevity
  • Life expectancy
  • Longevity
  • Longevity
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Developed Countries
  • Life Expectancy
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Life expectancy
  • Longevity
  • United States
Label
Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of National Academies
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Role of Inequality
  • Conclusions
  • Difference Between Life Expectancy in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
  • Causes of Death, Health Indicators, and Divergence in Life Expectancy
  • The Role of Obesity
  • The Role of Physical Activity
  • The Role of Smoking
  • The Role of Social Networks and Social Integration
  • The Role of Health Care
  • The Role of Hormone Therapy
Control code
753974802
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (PDF file (xi, 182 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613213389
Lccn
2011017452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
321338
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753974802
Label
Explaining divergent levels of longevity in high-Income countries, Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen, editors ; Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Role of Inequality
  • Conclusions
  • Difference Between Life Expectancy in the United States and Other High-Income Countries
  • Causes of Death, Health Indicators, and Divergence in Life Expectancy
  • The Role of Obesity
  • The Role of Physical Activity
  • The Role of Smoking
  • The Role of Social Networks and Social Integration
  • The Role of Health Care
  • The Role of Hormone Therapy
Control code
753974802
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (PDF file (xi, 182 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613213389
Lccn
2011017452
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
321338
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753974802

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