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This study was supported by the John E. Fogarty International Center, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institute on Aging, and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, all within the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Women’s Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 Task Orders # 237 and 271 and Contract No. HHSN26300011 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2013). U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries, Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, Eds. Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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