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Research Article

The Promise of Prevention: The Effects of Four Preventable Risk Factors on National Life Expectancy and Life Expectancy Disparities by Race and County in the United States

  • Goodarz Danaei,

    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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  • Eric B. Rimm,

    Affiliations: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Shefali Oza,

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

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  • Sandeep C. Kulkarni,

    Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. L. Murray,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Majid Ezzati 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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  • Published: March 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000248

About the Authors

Goodarz Danaei, Eric B. Rimm, Majid Ezzati
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Goodarz Danaei, Shefali Oza, Majid Ezzati
Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Eric B. Rimm
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, 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

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GD EBR SO SCK CJLM ME. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GD EBR SO SCK CJLM ME. Designed the experiments/the study: GD CJLM ME. Analyzed the data: GD SO SCK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GD ME. Contributed to the writing of the paper: EBR CJLM. Supervised research: ME.