„Social Differences in Germany: Mortality and Life Expectancy“ in the Journal of Health Monitoring

13% of women and 27% of men from the lowest income group die before reaching the age of 65; this applies to 8% of women and 14% of men in the highest income group. These social differences in mortality and life expectancy have remained relatively stable over the past 25 years. The slowdown in the rise of life expectancy that has been seen over recent decades may be linked to severe influenza waves. These are some of the findings from the latest analyses undertaken by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and which are published in issue 1/2019 of the Journal of Health Monitoring.

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