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Jerry White – Life expectancy gap between US rich and poor widens

A study published Monday in theĀ Journal of the American Medical AssociationĀ (JAMA) provides more evidence that life expectancy in the United States is chiefly determined by economic class. Higher income is the most critical factor in longevity, the study found, with the gap between the richest one percent and poorest one percent of individuals averaging 14.6 years for men and 10.1 …