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Gender differences in socioeconomic inequality in mortality
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    Interpreting departures from expected patterns of relative differences

    Dear Editor

    Mustard and Etches examined the differences between male and female socioeconomic gradients in mortality, finding that, in absolute terms, the gradient is consistently larger for men, but that in relative terms, the gradients are equal or at least less consistently larger for men.[1] But efforts to evaluate differences in socioeconomic inequality in some outcome for groups with different overall rat...

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