Middle aged white people are healthier in England than USBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1047 (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1047
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
People aged 55 to 64 in England are healthier than their counter-parts in the United States, a new study shows. This is despite the fact that the US spends $5274 (£2900; €4193) per person on medical care each year and the United Kingdom as a whole spends only $2164.
The disparity between the health of middle aged white English and American people found is so great, the study found, that the prevalence of diabetes and heart disease among Americans of the highest socioeconomic status is similar to that among the lowest …