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Research Article

Eight Americas: Investigating Mortality Disparities across Races, Counties, and Race-Counties in the United States

  • Christopher J. L Murray,

    Affiliations: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sandeep C Kulkarni,

    Affiliations: Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Catherine Michaud,

    Affiliations: Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Niels Tomijima,

    Affiliation: Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Maria T Bulzacchelli,

    Affiliation: Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Terrell J Iandiorio,

    Affiliation: Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Majid Ezzati mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: September 12, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030260

About the Authors

Christopher J. L Murray, Majid Ezzati
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Christopher J. L Murray, Sandeep C Kulkarni, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati
Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Christopher J. L Murray, Catherine Michaud, Niels Tomijima, Maria T Bulzacchelli, Terrell J Iandiorio
Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sandeep C Kulkarni
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CJLM and ME designed the study. SCK, CM, NT, MTB, and TJI analyzed data and constructed figures and maps. CJLM, SCK, and ME wrote the paper.