Two bar graphs showing contributions to gain in life expectancy at age 50 for women and men by cause of death, 1955-1980.

FIGURE 2-3Contributions of causes of death to gains in life expectancy at age 50, 1955–1980

NOTE: Deaths from ill-defined causes have been redistributed proportionately to all other categories.

SOURCE: Glei et al. (2010, Figure 2-8). Reprinted with permission.

From: 2, Causes of Death, Health Indicators, and Divergence in Life Expectancy

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Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries; Crimmins EM, Preston SH, Cohen B, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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