U.S. lags behind other high-income countries in life expectancy

03/7/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Deaths among U.S. men and women younger than 50 accounted for most of the difference between U.S. life expectancy and that of other high-income countries, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs. Drug overdoses were a significant factor in mortality before age 50 in the U.S.

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