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Research Article

The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States

  • Majid Ezzati mail,

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

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

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  • Ari B Friedman,

    Affiliation: Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sandeep C Kulkarni,

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

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  • Christopher J. L Murray

    Affiliations: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: April 22, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050066

About the Authors

Majid Ezzati, Christopher J. L Murray
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Majid Ezzati, Ari B Friedman, Sandeep C Kulkarni, Christopher J. L Murray
Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sandeep C Kulkarni
University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Christopher J. L Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: majid_ezzati@harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ME, ABF, SCK, and CJLM designed the study. SCK collected data for the study. ME, ABF, and SCK analyzed the data. ME and ABF wrote the first draft of the paper. SCK and CJLM contributed to writing the paper.