American Medical Association

Race- and Ethnicity-Adjusted Life Expectancy by Commuting Zone and Income Quartile, 2001-2014  Estimates of race- and ethnicity-adjusted expected age at death for 40-year-olds computed by commuting zone. The 595 commuting zones with populations above 25 0
Journal of the American Medical Association

This week, the American Medical Association published an extensive report affirming the relationship between poverty and life expectancy.

 

According to the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, higher incomes are associated with greater longevity—that’s not necessarily new information, but they say there’s a gap of about 14 years life expectancy between the richest 1% and the poorest 1% of individuals.

 

This episode highlights medical students’ impact on the policy and advocacy efforts of the American Medical Association.  Featured on the program are: 1.) current AMA President, Dr. Peter Carmel, a pediatric neurosurgeon from New Jersey, 2.) AMA Medical Student Section Chair TR Eckler - a 4th year student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and 3.) AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow Abby Daniel - taking a break between her first and second years at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.