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Between 2001 and 2014, the gap in life expectancy between the richest 1 percent of Americans and the poorest 1 percent was found to be 14.6 years for men and 10.1 years for women, according to a study published by the American Medical Association.

[In the United States] The gap in life expectancy between the richest 1% and poorest 1% of individuals was 14.6 years… for men and 10.1 years… for women.

Second, inequality in life expectancy increased over time. Between 2001 and 2014, life expectancy increased by 2.34 years for men and 2.91 years for women in the top 5% of the income distribution, but by only 0.32 years for men and 0.04 years for women in the bottom 5%.

View the study.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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