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Length of life inequality and life expectancy in 194 countries

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posted on 06.09.2012, 13:40 by Jeroen Smits, Christiaan Monden

Figure 1 in eletter of Christiaan Monden & Jeroen Smits "Life expectancy record holders not most equal if compared within life expectancy levels." BMJ Open, 2012 (also available at Figshare). The black and green points are the life expectancy leaders of Vaupel et al. (2011). Further explanation of the figure is provided in the eletter.

The eletter is a comment on Vaupel, W., Zhang, Z., & Van Raalte, A. (2011). Life expectancy and disparity: an international comparison of life table data. BMJ Open, 1, e000128 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000128.

Paper and eletter available at

The data used for Figure 1 is available at






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