The US disadvantage: worse health compared to other high-income countries

The United States currently lags behind many other high-income countries with regard to life expectancy and other important health indicators. The health disadvantage for Americans has steadily grown since its emergence during the second half of the twentieth century. The papers included here highlight the health disadvantage as well as discuss potential explanations.
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Author(s): M Avendano, I Kawachi
Publication: Rev Public Health
Year published: 2014
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Author(s): M Avendano, R Kok, M Glymour, L Berkman, I Kawachi, A Kunst, J Mackenbach
Publication: Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries
Year published: 2010
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Author(s): JY Ho
Publication: Health Affairs
Year published: 2012
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Author(s): JA Granados
Publication: Maturitas
Year published: 2013
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Author(s): MP Coleman, M Quaresma, F Berrino, JM Lutz, R De Angelis, R Capocaccia, et al.
Publication: Lancet Oncol
Year published: 2008
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Author(s): A Fenelon, SH Preston
Publication: Demography
Year published: 2012
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Author(s): SH Preston, A Stokes
Publication: Am J Public Health
Year published: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21940912