New Harvard Study: Who, Where and Why Americans Live Longer or Die Sooner
Special thanks to Susan Johnson of Care Management Associates, LLC for forwarding this resource.
More than 30 years separate Americans with the greatest life expectancies from those with the lowest. The “longevity gap” has persisted for at least two decades in spite of increasing efforts to eliminate obvious health disparities between large and distinct racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study by Harvard University Initiative for Global Health and Harvard School of Public Health.
At the high end are Asian American women living in Bergen County, NJ, who have an average life expectancy of 91 years; at the other end are Native American residents in South Dakota where the average life expectancy is only 58 years.