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Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context

Sandeep C Kulkarni, Alison Levin-Rector, Majid Ezzati and Christopher JL Murray*

Population Health Metrics 2011, 9:16  doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-16

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how much variance explainable by IQ?

M Stewart   (2011-08-30 19:47)  Los Alamos National Laboratory

Your longevity map looks like an IQ map, and Gottfredson has clearly demonstrated that IQ causes SES, not the reverse. How much of the variance in longevity or "falling behind" is explainable through county average IQ differences? Or was this not explored?

Competing interests

No competing interests, just curious.


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