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Research Article

The Fall and Rise of US Inequities in Premature Mortality: 1960–2002

  • Nancy Krieger mail,

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

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David H Rehkopf,

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤a Current address: Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program, University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Jarvis T Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Pamela D Waterman,

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Enrico Marcelli,

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    ¤b Current address: Department of Sociology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Malinda Kennedy

    Affiliation: Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: February 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050046

About the Authors

Nancy Krieger, David H Rehkopf, Jarvis T Chen, Pamela D Waterman, Enrico Marcelli, Malinda Kennedy
Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NK designed the study, guided the data analysis, and wrote the first draft. DHR and JTC analyzed the data and contributed to writing the paper. PDW, EM, and MK collected data and contributed to writing the paper; PDW additionally created the maps.