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Research Article

Widening of Socioeconomic Inequalities in U.S. Death Rates, 1993–2001

  • Ahmedin Jemal mail,

    ajemal@cancer.org

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Ward,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert N. Anderson,

    Affiliation: Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Taylor Murray,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Thun

    Affiliation: Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 14, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002181

About the Authors

Ahmedin Jemal, Elizabeth Ward, Taylor Murray, Michael J. Thun
Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Robert N. Anderson
Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ajemal@cancer.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJ. Analyzed the data: MT AJ EW TM RA. Wrote the paper: MT AJ. Other: Helped in the interpretation of data: MT RA TM. Reviewed manuscript critically: MT RA TM EW.