Two bar graphs showing cause-of-death contributions to female gains in e50 in the Netherlands and the United States, 1980-2002 and 2002-2005.

FIGURE 2-11Cause-of-death contributions to female gains in e50 since 1980, the Netherlands and the United States

NOTES: Deaths from ill-defined causes have been redistributed proportionately to all other categories. NLD = the Netherlands, USA = United States.

SOURCES: Calculations by authors based on data from the Human Mortality Database and the World Health Organization Mortality Database.

From: 2, Diverging Trends in Life Expectancy at Age 50: A Look at Causes of Death

Cover of International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages
International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources.
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); 2010.
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