TABLE I

Income distribution and life expectancy: Correlation coefficients 1979-83

Income decile+Family incomeIncome per head
10.0879-0.1989
20.44350.0285
30.57030.1172
40.6529*0.1673
50.7366**0.2056
60.8089***0.2527
70.8053***0.3116
80.7310**0.3849
90.6310*0.4809
Gini coefficient-0.7737**-0.1886
  • +Cumulative share of income available to successive deciles.

  • *P<0.1, **P<0.05, ***P