To the Editor: Dr Banks and colleagues1 found significantly higher prevalences of several chronic conditions in the United States compared with England. They used 2002 data from a study population of persons between the ages of 55 and 64 years, middle-aged survivors of the 1938-1947 birth cohorts in both countries. An additional area for exploration would be comparison of the health experience of both birth cohorts.
Whitney E. Comparison of Health Status Between the United States and England. JAMA. 2006;296(19):2312–2313. doi:10.1001/jama.296.19.2312-c
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