Analysis: Race gap in life expectancy down (UPI)

The gap in life expectancy between African-Americans and has narrowed, according to a study to be published next week.
Researches said the study points to some progress in mitigating racial health disparities, pegged as an ongoing and major challenge for public health policy in the United States.
The report, based on an analysis of 46 million deaths over two decades, shows that white males lived on average 6.3 years longer than African-American males in 2003, a drop from an 8.4-year difference ten years earlier. Life expectancy disparity among women dropped from 5.6 years to 4.5 years over the same time period.

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