Dr. Jay Kaufman – “Trends in the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap”

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Dr. Jay Kaufman

9/19/14

The racial gap in life expectancy is shrinking, but while the nationwide numbers are improving, there are still places in the United States where African Americans can expect a considerably shorter life span. The disparities are the subject of a study, “Trends in the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap Among U.S. States, 1990-2009,” published in the August edition of Health Affairs magazine. Dr. Jay Kaufman of McGill University, one of the study’s three researchers, shares its findings.