Two multiline graphs showing U.S. trends in the average value of e50 within quintiles of state or county distributions, 1940-2003: (a) total by state and county (b) blacks and whites by state
Two multiline graphs showing U.S. trends in the average value of e50 within quintiles of state or county distributions, 1940-2003: (a) total by state and county (b) blacks and whites by state

FIGURE 12-6Trends in the average value of e50 within quintiles of state or county distributions, United States (total, white, and black populations), 1940-2003

  1. Total, by state and county
  2. Blacks and whites, by state

SOURCES: Authors' analysis of data from various sources: for states from 1940 to 1990, National Center for Health Statistics and predecessors, state life table publications; for states in 2000, authors' calculations based on data for 1999, 2000, and 2001, from the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau (from data files provided by Andrew Fenelon); for counties, Ezzati et al. (2008) (from updated data files provided by Sandeep Kulkarni).

From: 12, Geographic Differences in Life Expectancy at Age 50 in the United States Compared with Other High-Income Countries

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.
Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.

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