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Has the relation between income inequality and life expectancy disappeared? Evidence from Italy and top industrialised countries
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 Dr R De Vogli
 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College of London (UCL), London WC1E 6BT, UK; devoglilibero.it
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De Vogli R, Mistry R, Gnesotto R, et al
Has the relation between income inequality and life expectancy disappeared? Evidence from Italy and top industrialised countries

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  • Accepted April 28, 2004
  • First published January 13, 2005.
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January 13, 2005
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    • [View PDF] - Figure 1a Income inequality and life expectancy at birth among Italian regions (n = 20). Data are weighted by population size and adjusted for gross domestic product per capita [r(crude) = -0.607, p < 0.005; r(adjusted for per capita income) = -0.934, p = 0.011; r(weighted by population size) = -0.658, p = 0.001].

      Figure 1b Economic development and life expectancy at birth among Italian regions (n = 20). Data are weighted by population size.

      Figure 1c Association between educational attainment and life expectancy at birth among Italian regions (n = 20). Data are weighted by population size.

      Figure 2 Income inequality and life expectancy at birth among industrialised countries (n = 21). Data are from the United Nations Development Program�s human development indicators published in 2003.30 The correlation presented in the figure is weighted by population size and adjusted for per capita gross domestic product (GDP) [r(crude) = -0.415; p = 0.65; r(adjusted for per capita GDP) = -0.433, p = 0.065; r(weighted by population size) = -0.907, p <_0.001. p="p">

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