Middle-aged Americans less healthy than English peers

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Thu, July 16, 2020

Middle-aged people in the United States are in worse health than those living in England, and the disparities are larger for low income individuals, according to a new study. There is also a bigger gap in health outcomes between rich and poor in the US than in England, researchers from the University of Michigan and University College London found. The full study is published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine and used data from two studies that looked at 13,000 US residents and 5,700 English residents from 2008 to 2016. CBSSM's Michele Heisler and Kenneth Langa are co-authors on the paper.